Articles on Christian Living

“This was your life,” it said, and that scared me half to death. I was a child, and came across a fundamentalist Christian evangelistic tract, drawn in a comic book style. As a hardcore fan of all things superhero, I... Continue...

I’ve never been a fan of tract homes. While I like symmetry and order, tract homes seem to lack creativity. You walk down the street and see Home A, Home B, Home C, Home B, Home A, another Home B, and so... Continue...

Poverty hits us at every street corner. It’s made plain at every homeless shelter, abortion clinic, prison, and strip club. Yet it also hides in the alleyways. It’s in the secretly porn-ridden gaming device of the nine-year-old boy, the “concerns”... Continue...

In elementary school, it was always necessary to enter the playground armed with insults and "your mama" jokes. You never knew when an argument would break out and you would need to tear down not only your opponent, but also... Continue...

Stephen Weinberg, a Physics Nobel Prize winner once said, “The world needs to wake up from the long nightmare of religion. Anything we scientists can do to weaken the hold of religion should be done, and may in fact be... Continue...

It’s 3 a.m. and time for another feeding, following on the heels of a day spent walking up and down the stairs in an attempt to quiet the rumbles of a tiny acid-reflux tummy. I soothe my first child back... Continue...

The start of a new year brings hope. This new beginning delivers the courage to believe that anything is possible. Our past days are behind us, and we anticipate better days are ahead. We boldly step into this new season... Continue...

As we welcome another year, our attention naturally turns to the future. We ask questions like, “What will the new year hold?” Or, “What will I accomplish this year?” And even, “What will God do in 2019?” Such future-oriented questions... Continue...

I recently revisited an old post on my blog, and I was struck by how relevant it still is and how helpful it might be to post it again. Surrounded as we are by sales pitches, hysterical rhetoric, and outright... Continue...

Many years ago, I read a sentence that caught my breath and brought tears to my eyes. It was as if, in it, I could read my future.   “Pity weeps and walks away, but compassion stays to suffer.”  ... Continue...