Dirty Calendars and Advent Hope

In his recent book, Upside-Down Spirituality, truck-driver theologian Chad Bird recounts how he marks an “X” for each day finished on the calendar that rests on his semi’s dashboard: At the beginning of the year, that little calendar is in pristine shape. The top part candy-apple red, the twelve sheets of paper cotton white, their... Continue Reading →

The Christ-Child – Graham LePage

This poem comes from our dear friend, Graham LePage. Amazon has a great deal on his collection of poems - Order yours today! The Christ-Child The Christ-child toddles, totters falls, grasps at handfuls of dirt, tastes all things, feels each new thing new, (How tiny the hands of the Maker) babbler, blabber, downfall of Babylon, nap-time... Continue Reading →

When Wells Run Dry: Seculosity in Review

Where we once sat in pews for a sense of meaning, we now sweat, work, eat, play, and parent to fill the void we think fulfillment is supposed to occupy. Religion has married the secular in an unholy union David Zahl calls Seculosity in his new book by the same name.

Summer ’19 Playlist

The warm weather is here and with it, a playlist to bump to. We hope these songs accompany a restful summer and set a winsome rhythm to beach trips, patio parties, or your daily commute. From our hearts to yours.

And God Spoke to Abraham – A Review

“The whole Bible is based on the claim that God has spoken.” This conviction is the unifying thread that binds together the sermons collected in Fleming Rutledge’s And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament. For Rutledge, it is impossible to understand the talkative God that Christians confess without the Old Testament.

What Taylor Swift’s Me! Says about You (And Me)

But what I imagine myself to be rarely correlates with who I actually am. My self-curation, more often than not, is born out of insecurity. There may not be anything else in common between my fantasy-of-self and Taylor’s except the gaping chasm that separates fantasy from reality.

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