Downton Abbey: People Talk
Downton Abbey shows the ways in which our careful and sensitive use of our words can benefit others, and, ultimately, be used in service to the body of Christ, the Word.
Introducing: Christ and Pop Culture, The Podcast
Walking with the Dead: Living on Borrowed Faith
Sometimes we need to live on borrowed faith.
The Kiddy Pool: All in the Olympic Family
The Olympics and the Church.
Olympic Metaphors and Marriage
When God chose to describe how Christian husbands and wives should relate to each other, he did not describe a dance or a democracy or a business. He gave us the picture of Jesus Christ and His Church.
ABC Family’s “The Fosters” and the Power of Adoption
In a world where belonging so often depends on bloodlines, nationality, or economics, God uses adoption to demonstrate the radical inclusivity of his kingdom.
On the Anniversary of His Execution, What Can We Learn From the “First Martyr of Science”
On February 17th, 1600 A.D., Giordano Bruno, a Dominican priest, philosopher, and mathematician, was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake by the Roman Inquisition.
Downton Abbey: Guilt, Shame, and the Fear of Confession
I often wonder what produces honesty in sharing our guilt and bracing ourselves for potential shame finally to take place.
How The Lego Movie Helped Me Overcome Fantastical Disappointment
I was disappointed in The LEGO Movie reveal because, at times, I’m disappointed in myself.
History, Christian Scholarship, and Learning to Re-embrace Our Missionary Past
Christian honesty requires facing both the bad and the good, the sin and the grace of our Christian past.
Tim Tebow Can Do All Things Through Christ, So He Should Quit
Tim Tebow is missing a golden opportunity that he may not have yet considered.
‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ and the Racial Tone-Deafness of Conservative America
The impulse from the Right to “set the record straight” and portray America’s settlers as heroes rather than villains may be understandable to a certain extent, but it behooves white Christians at least to try to understand why so many find the narrative offensive.
Walking with the Dead: The Trauma and Healing of Community
“Community creates the potential for trauma, but it also provides the context for healing.”
The Kiddy Pool: Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Paradox of the Loving Addict
“Every relationship with an addict follows the same patterns of peripheral powerlessness.”
Ones and Zeros: A Reflection on Spike Jonze’s HER
How often, in the name of love, do we try to re-create other people in our own image, expecting them to worship us once we’re finished?