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Facing Our Inner Scrooge

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the overpowering presence of the spirit of joy, love, charity and peace. You can’t deny it. Hundreds of years of storytelling, traditions and songs have engraved this into the heart of our culture. No matter what...

The Truth Underneath Your Truth

There’s this hilarious episode in the The Office, in which Dwight, Andy and Micheal are all of a sudden obsessed with parkour. So there they are, on the roof of a delivery truck (always a good sign) and planning their next set of moves. Off the truck, to the boxed...

One Who Doesn’t Fit Into Our Boxes

What is God's relationship to the universe? What is his relationship to my life? This is a very deep and weighty question. At the same time, it is hard to think of any question that is more practical and transformative of our daily lives. Despite its importance, there...

Rest In A Restless World

It only takes a few difficult or scary experiences to shatter our innocent optimism and throw us into a deep awareness of the darkness and pain present in the world. This awareness keeps us always looking over our shoulder and approach each turn in the road with an...

The Flow of History

“There is a flow to history and culture. This flow is rooted and has its wellspring in the thoughts of people. People are unique in the inner life of the mind - what they are in their thought world determines how they act. This is true of their value systems and it is...

Loving This World As It Really Is

And just like that, winter is here. Today’s surprise snow-and-ice storm is a reminder to me that we are living on a planet, and in a world, that does not care one bit what I think. Life hurls along in a complicated and intricate beauty that far surpasses all of us in...