Throughout history, Christians have tended to emphasize either mystical inner transformation (important) or outer good works (also important) at the expense of the other. To take both of these and synthesize them into a Christ-like whole requires handling and skills greater than our own bumbling efforts. Continue reading What is Discipleship?
Skeletons are not attractive. They are, however, popular lawn ornaments right now – just take a stroll through my small town. “Ah yes,” the average homeowner is likely to say, “nothing says ‘fall’ quite like a dead body and a … Continue reading Halloween: The Cultural Onion
I am a graduate student at the university in my town. In regards to this venture, two well-meaning Christian men have taken it upon themselves to offer frequent advice. “What do you study at that school?” says one, an Amish … Continue reading Christian in College
Separation. If you think about it, it’s a strong word, yet it’s one we hear and use somewhat regularly. People separate from each other and go their separate ways. We talk about the separation of church and state. And we … Continue reading Separation