What I Have Been Reading….May Edition

Here is a quick look at some of what I have been reading recently. *I am an affiliate with both Bookshop.org and Christian Book Distributors. I receive a small percentage of any sales generated on any links on this website.* Book Reviews Outdoor Moments with God by W. Philip Keller Philip Keller has rapidly become… Continue reading What I Have Been Reading….May Edition

Reflections on Genesis: Faith and the Calling of Abram

My pastor, like many, encouraged our congregation to read through the Bible this year. I am going through it at a painfully slow pace, but I will get to the end...just maybe not this year. We will see about that. I have decided that I will periodically offer some of my thoughts and observations on… Continue reading Reflections on Genesis: Faith and the Calling of Abram

From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: In the Shelter of Each Other

It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. -Irish Proverb It was during the run up to the last election that I finally made the decision to start a blog. I had been having many conversations with Christian friends about politics and the general state of the United States. Like many… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: In the Shelter of Each Other

From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Community of Truth

Truth-telling is related to our understanding of the common realm of human existence, our ability to appear in the world and share our experiences with one another. The modern age has taught us that rational truth is produced by the human mind; that we should be skeptical, cynical, and suspicious, and not trust our senses… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Community of Truth

From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Forging Deep Community

The topic of Christian community is one that as been on my mind for many years now. In the years after college as I was searching out my faith, I remember reading a C. S. Lewis passage in which the simple words "Our Lord" struck me with a new force. At that time I was… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Forging Deep Community

From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Loneliness Epidemic

In my last post I connected hyper-individualism and the church's failure to provide meaningful, deep community to the rise of political tribalism. One of the consequences of a highly individualistic society is loneliness, which as been described as an epidemic in the United States. This feeling of social isolation is one of the key drivers in… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: Loneliness Epidemic

From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: A Broken Society

It is often the expectation when discussing Christian involvement in politics, the focus will be on the merits of particular issues such as abortion, gender identity, religious freedom, environmental responsibility, or social justice. But what I have found in both personal conversations and and observing the social landscape is that those types of conversations often… Continue reading From Moral Loneliness to Moral Companionship: A Broken Society

The Invisible Kingdom of the Heart

I can remember as a child the uncertain feeling I had as I would come across phrases such as the 'kingdom of God' or the 'kingdom of heaven' as I would read the Gospels. What exactly did they mean? I confess that while I felt there was some spiritual truth encompassed in those phrases, I… Continue reading The Invisible Kingdom of the Heart