Lessons Learned in Quarantine

Lessons Learned in Quarantine

Lessons Learned in Quarantine These are strange times. It’s been less than two weeks since I first wrote about COVID-19 and my life has certainly not become less strange since. After some potential exposure, our family decided to self-quarantine; just a few days...
How Should We Respond to COVID-19?

How Should We Respond to COVID-19?

How Should We Respond to COVID-19? When I first heard about the coronavirus, I wasn’t worried. It was happening in China, far from home, and probably wasn’t a big deal there, anyway. Remember Ebola and the swine flu? Case in point. It was never a big deal, at least...
History Demands Humility

History Demands Humility

History Demands Humility To the extent that we understand both the breadth and the length of the story of humanity, we must draw back from the pride of the present. As humans, we naturally idolize the Now. I was recently at the ruins of ancient Jerash, a Roman city in...
In Pursuit of Pleasure

In Pursuit of Pleasure

In Pursuit of Pleasure A common conundrum faced by Christians and Church leaders today is what to do with the myriad pleasures and pastimes that people pursue. How do we relate to activities that are not sin (and therefore not outright forbidden) but are still things...
Enduring Suffering: A Personal Journey

Enduring Suffering: A Personal Journey

Enduring Suffering: A Personal Journey For many of us, the problem of suffering is not an abstract, theoretical question. It’s all too real. How can it be true that God loves us, or that the Bible’s promises are true, or that there is any actual “hope,” in the middle...
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