13 Reasons Why: When Only Grace Will Do

What do we do with our imperfect virtue, our guilt, our pathetic attempts at love?

What’s Their Problem? Sharing Our Pews with Sexual Abuse Victims and Survivors

The first step in creating a healthy atmosphere for survivors and recovering offenders is to focus our empathy on the survivors.

Holy Relics: The Campfire

Why go out into the wilderness if not to meet God-The-Consuming-Fire, hands outstretched to toast marshmallows over His light and warmth?

The Best Is Yet to Come

The tragedy of lost childhoods can be redeemed and the wistfulness we sometimes feel over the past is an intimation and foretaste of a future of healing and joy and restoration.

We Would Do Foster Care Again, Even Though It’s Nuts

It is difficult to think about loving a child again who isn’t legally mine, because my heart doesn’t know the difference.

Do Christians Have Poor Cultural Taste?

“We go to the movies and read books with a pre-approved ideology and plot already in mind. It’s like going to a get-together hoping to meet only ourselves.”

The Goldfinch: The Role of Beauty in Leading Us to Jesus

The Goldfinch movingly illustrates the human craving for beauty, the innate longing for transcendence.

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.

The Surprising Parenting Problems of Unlimited Screen Time

I’ve been disheartened by the judgments I’ve lorded over my children, even if only in my mind.

What I Learned From Philip Seymour Hoffman

He was, emphatically, not a movie star. Acting was less job, more vocation or calling, almost a cross to bear, as wild as that may sound.

Do You Struggle with Sports Idolatry? Cultivate Sports Atheism

If you find yourself squirming in your most-devoted-fan seat just a bit, there is hope. You can disentangle yourself and find greater sports enjoyment in the process.

A Decade of Wardrobe Malfunctions: Social Media and Pseudo-Adulthood

The ubiquity of social media today, unlike the time of Timberlake’s gaffe, is that all young adults, not simply celebrities, have endless opportunities for their own selfie-inflicted, wardrobe malfunctions.

Kyrie Irving as Uncle Drew, Grant Hill as Uncle Tom: The Problematic Myth of the “Authentic” Black Experience

Kyrie Irving serves as a reminder that the adjective “authentic” is always a poor supplement to race.

‘M*A*S*H’ and the Military Brat

Brain Death and Dialogue: What Two News Stories Can Teach Us about Responding with Grace

Jennifer Knapp and the Long Road Back

Number 6: Addie Zierman describes her journey from the center of Christian Culture to outskirts and back again, a path that mirrors Knapp’s own journey.