Resolved: A Neighborly 2017

If the traditional American approach to dieting and exercise doesn’t help us tame our flesh, what will?

It’s Not About You: Doctor Strange and the Dichotomy of Self

It’s not about us. And we think too little of ourselves.

Wonder, Belief, and Buddy the Elf

We all long to be awed and to believe in something beyond ourselves.

The Best Senior Christmas Murder Pageant Mystery Play Ever! (CUE APPLAUSE NOW)

This Christmas, let’s step back and consider what we are inviting the world to observe.

Family Dinner and the Presence of Christ

It’s not a religious event, per se, but it buoys my spirit to love and be loved, to place myself within a tradition of ever-present love.

God and the ‘Others’: Loving in Difference

If we know we are called to care for people—to get in the trenches with them—why is it so easy to convince ourselves not to?

We Are Frail: Rich Mullins and the Human Condition

It’s one thing to be stuck in a trench, but it’s exhausting to expect perfection of your fellow soldier, slogging in the same mud as you.

Overcoming Passivity to Be God’s Peacemakers

The life of the peacemaker is full of grace and work, urgency and patience, purpose and hope. May it be so for us.

Getting Down in the Trenches

When people sell everything and seek first the Kingdom, the result is a glorious, chaotic mess of lives, all wrapped up together.

Augmented Peace and Virtual Shalom

Technology promises to give us our own personal utopia. But is that better than God’s shalom?

Dream Weddings and Our Search for Wholeness

What we are looking for on our wedding day, and what can seem elusive in marriage, is a sense of being complete and full.

A Dialogue with Death

Dystopian stories must be told because when humanity tries to create Eden, Death follows.

Blockbuster Revelations: Disaster, Apocalypse, and Other Ways Film Tries to Fix Our World

What need within us is served by watching our society crumble beneath our protagonists’ feet, if not one that is cruel, even sadistic, in nature?

Dystopian Protagonists and the Pursuit of Greatness

All this focus on personal greatness has its drawbacks.

A Biased Father and His Not-So-Cursed Child

If utopia is to be found by separating the good from the bad, we need someone with an objective view to do the sorting.

Waiting for Gotham: Utopian Yearning in The Dark Knight Trilogy

We need these very human stories about what it means to long for hope in a dark world.