The End of Spiritual Disciplines

Somewhere in the world there’s a company that manufactures prayer journals. And they’re probably working overtime right now. With the arrival of the new year comes an opportunity for improvement. And as Christians, there is perhaps no area we see more need for improvement than our practice of the spiritual disciplines. So with the arrival […]

Coaches, Critics, and the Confidence of Grace

It was a headline that probably shouldn’t have surprised me, but it did. As I scrolled through Twitter Sunday afternoon these were the words that caught my attention: “Purdue fires football coach Darrell Hazell.” At one level, it’s a predictable decision. Since Hazell took over the program, the wins simply haven’t been there. And in […]

Reflecting on a National Disaster

Watching the 2016 presidential election has felt a lot like watching one of those terrible low-budget movies on the SyFy channel. You know it’s going to be painful, but still for some reason you watch. You’re not exactly sure why. All you know is that deep down you’re compelled by a morbid curiosity to find […]