The Antidote to Chaos (Podcast Episode 2)
Feb08

The Antidote to Chaos (Podcast Episode 2)

If you haven’t yet read about my podcast, The Sacred Question Mark, you can do so here!   Episode 2: Our culture has historically portrayed humanity as black white — we like to think that the “good guys” really are totally good, and the “bad guys” really are totally bad.  Reality, as well as recent portrayals of it in Hollywood films like The Layer Cake and the Christopher Nolan Batman...

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The Alienness of Helplessness (Podcast Episode 1)
Jan31

The Alienness of Helplessness (Podcast Episode 1)

If you haven’t yet read about my new podcast, The Sacred Question Mark, you can do so here!   Episode 1: President Donald Trump recently enacted an Executive Order which greatly detrimentally impacted the lives of countless immigrants here in the United States and abroad.  Understandably, most of us feel utterly helpless.  But this is a feeling that is, to turn a phrase, “alien” to us, and from which we’re...

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Why So Many Evangelicals Will Vote for Trump
Sep27

Why So Many Evangelicals Will Vote for Trump

I read Reaching for the Invisible God by Philip Yancey ten or twelve years ago. I loved it. It was so helpful for me at a time when I was lost and searching, clamoring to make sense of losing the faith of my childhood, and dreadfully uncertain that I’d ever find another one in its place. I didn’t, actually, until some six or seven years later, which is precisely why Yancey’s book provided such balm to me personally: “I have known...

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Falwell Jr., Muslims, Trump, and the Layer Cake
Jan27

Falwell Jr., Muslims, Trump, and the Layer Cake

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you’ve heard about Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., son of the late Moral Majority founder, making anti-Muslim remarks and gesturing to the handgun he was carrying during a chapel speech to Liberty University Students. Referring to the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, Falwell Jr. said that if those who’d been attacked “had what I have got in my back...

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