CS Lewis, correcting the idea that desires are inherently sinful, once said that the problem with our desires […]
theology of the Cross
Jack Donovan in his book Becoming a Barbarian has a chapter titled “The Empire of Nothing.” In it he offers a compelling critique of our current political and cultural milieu. In fact, he argues that it isn’t so much a culture that is being forwarded but an anticulture where there is no “Emperor, no center and no people.” Instead, the Empire of Nothing is a collection of businesses and institutions that have aligned against identity in some vague hope of “progress.”
Eddie Van Halen died. Facebook is flooded with pictures of him hammering the neck of his guitar with […]
Pink flowers etched on to the couch. Faked a smile at the wilting flowers outside the window drenched […]
To be a Christian should not be something taken lightly. It is not something that effects just one […]
The end of the book of Genesis contains what has been called the Joseph Narratives. These scenes move […]
Saint Paul tells Jesus’ church in Rome to love their enemies and to not be overcome by evil […]
I have a catchphrase that I’m semi-known for. Don’t get excited, it’s not like what you’d hear in […]
A good story meets you in the midst of life. It tells you something true, something you can relate to. It abducts you. It takes your heart unexpectedly. It gives you the breath of another life as a character in the fairy tale. It becomes a reality you dream is yours. It paints a world you cannot quite touch. It draws you in with emotion and connection, love and heartbreak, familiarity and fantasy. That is when you know it is a great story.
When I drive into my neighborhood, I pass by not one but two cars that have the same exact decal on their windows. It is not some political statement or baseball team, but a simple graphic saying, “He is greater than I.” I have seen this same image on other vehicles, on coffee mugs and last year at the Jiu Jitsu World Championships in Las Vegas I saw it tattooed on the side of a man’s neck.