S ome people seem instinctively to know how to make their way through the world. That's never been the case with me. I stumble. Yet through it all my longing has always been to understand why we're here, how things got this way, and what we can do to find a better way. Read the [...]

       W hen God at first made man, Having a glass of blessings standing by, "Let us," said he, "pour on him all we can. Let the world's riches, which disperséd lie,       Contract into a span."       So strength first made a way; Then beauty flowed, then wisdom, honor, pleasure. When almost all was out, God [...]

H ave you ever found yourself accepting a Christian tract? Perhaps your reaction is something like mine. I first attempt to make eye contact. This is harder than you might think. In my neighborhood the people handing out tracts often have the look of high school kids forced to be in afterschool detention. I then [...]

H ow would you answer the question, "What does it mean to be a Christian?" Here's my attempt at a succinct answer, with a little help from the Lutheran Reformer Philipp Melanchthon. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Originally published 31 Mar 2016 as Mishmash 17 W hen we're forced to witness the ideological violence of younger Americans, it's sometimes hard to make sense of what's going on. These isolated events are data points or markers of the underlying shift which has already taken place. The idea of political correctness is familiar to [...]

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