The dangerous work of ministry

The way I was going about doing the work of God was destroying the work of God in me.  -Anonymous Pastor I love pastors. Really. Yes, I know that in our current moment it is more hip to be cynical of religious institutions and to reject the notion of religious authority. I get it. And …

The surprising benefits of dumping Facebook

Each year as I enter Lent I wonder whether it's really worth giving up Facebook. It seems like there's very little cost to being on the site. In fact, as the number of people you know who are "on Facebook" increases it can almost seem like there's more of a cost to giving it up! All things considered, I've made some surprising discoveries about Facebook which have proven beneficial.

How our American way wars against the Christian way

I've been thinking about what it means to follow Jesus in twenty-first century American culture. The more I think about it, the more I'm forced to the conclusion that there's a lot about our American way of life that wars against the Christian way of life. Perhaps it's peculiar that I used the phrase "Christian …

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