March 29, 2021

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

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The story of Lazarus from John, chapter 11, is a perennial favorite every Easter. As we follow the life and ministry of Jesus into his last week, the raising of Lazarus from the dead points us to the very best hope we have.

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November 6, 2020

Hope for a New Decade

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By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories. . . The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. Sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the...

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November 2, 2018

The Midterms Won’t Make Things Better; Here’s What Will

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The day after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy gave a short speech in Cleveland. It is worth noting that he was assassinated just two months later. Whatever you think of the Kennedys and their politics, it was a speech that cut...

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June 13, 2017

On Sinking with My Nose to the Sunrise

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There are times when every adult has to return to fairy tales. At least I find that to be true. For a dose of courage, or just plain enjoyment, a fairy tale is hard to beat. I particularly love C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series, with its Gospel-inspired...

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