All Saints’ Day and Election Season

We are all sinners and saints alike, but on All Saints’ Day, we trace our lineage through the departed saints who’ve walked in the faith before us.

CAPC Magazine, October 2016: Dystopian Disillusionment

Stories are a powerful therapy for the human heart struggling with the heaviness of the world.

I Found God’s Image in My Son’s Autism

Children with disabilities aren’t incarnations of clinically identified symptoms—they are human beings.

False Promises of the Security Gospel

God hasn’t promised us perfect safety here on earth, but if you believe He has, you will have to question His character when it vanishes.

Loving All the Little Children, in Preschool and Beyond

God is in those supermarket conversations, and God is in those preschool classrooms; the challenge may be to see Him beyond our own biases.

Something Brew(ing) under the Sun

The strong winds of craft beer are blowing culturally and commercially in a fresh direction, even within the church.

Trump’s Altered State: Reality Is for Suckers

We owe it all to Trump, who was among the first one to go on Reality TV and tell reality itself to get lost.

Rejecting the Cult of Christianese

By discarding insider talk, Christians have a greater chance of being understood by and communicating with the world around them.

In Defense of Fireplaces: A Moral Critique of Sam Harris’s “Fireplace Delusion”

Sam Harris and the science of morality school of thought fail to recognize that an action like burning wood might have value beyond an obvious contribution to “progress.”

Sincere Faith and the Great Pumpkin

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! is not about the sacred in opposition to the secular but a striving to find the sacred within the secular.

Bought with a Price: Fixer Upper and Our Relics of Comfort

While Protestants want to call every believer a saint, we reserve a particular esteem for some of our more public faithful.

Bidding Farewell to Garrison Keillor’s Church

Keillor had no interest in presenting a scrubbed and gleaming version of the church and its people to the world; if anything, his stories tend in the opposite direction.

Telling My Story: The Limits of Personal Narrative

The standard explanation for the power of personal narrative is that out of a particular experience, the universal one can be understood, or at least felt, if only briefly.

The Stories Our Churches Tell

While the story of scripture and the story of America are not always in conflict, they are not the same story.

Loving My Prodigal Country

How, in the face of such divisiveness, rage, resentment, and hatred, does one go on loving the country where it’s all taking place?

A Country Rightly Loved

Rightly ordering our loves allows for patriotism and love of country, but it prevents nationalism and idolization of country.