Is the Christian life a cruise or a quest?

Here is an excerpt from a book I'm currently writing on the spiritual disciplines in the Christian life. I'm exploring how we think of the Christian life--is it a pleasant stroll or an arduous journey? A cruise or a quest? I'd love your thoughts! Please share in the comments below. Cruise Ship Christianity          I’ve … Continue reading Is the Christian life a cruise or a quest?

The Gay Spring

2013 saw incredible change in the legislative landscape of the United States with respect to marriage--a gay spring, if you will--that sharply divided the country along regional lines. Across the South and Central United States voters protected the traditional understanding of marriage as between a man and a woman and refused to extend that the … Continue reading The Gay Spring

Making a life or making a living?

Imagine sitting down with a financial planner and in addition to totaling your bank accounts and mapping your investments, you also mapped your significant relationships and explored your relationship to your home.

10 Evangelical Distinctives

I recently wrote a post asking whether--and if so, how--the Presbyterian Church (USA) is evangelical. This generated some interesting conversations about what the word evangelical really means. In light of these conversations, I thought it worth exploring the variety of perspectives on the evangelical movement.

Are there really two marriages?

In his brief anthology of blog posts entitled, There are Two Marriages: A Manifesto on Marriage (2011), Tony Jones argues that the church ought to seek the strict separation of what he calls “legal marriage” and “sacramental marriage.” A result of this change would be the removal of much of the church’s resistance to same sex marriage.