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We Could Use Some Hope

We Could Use Some Hope

Lots of us are feeling a little shaky these days. Overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious, disoriented. Well no wonder. Just take a look around: There are shootings at elementary schools and at church potlucks. You can’t find baby formula, and you can hardly afford to fill...
Parts Unknown

Parts Unknown

“How can they do this to me two days in a row!” The hour was late. The line for Delta’s help desk was long. Weather had forced dozens of flight delays and cancellations. The woman behind me was having a very public meltdown, venting her frustration and exhaustion on...
Looking for Meaning

Looking for Meaning

Rebecca’s friend Rachel ran up to her with big news: “I know who the tooth fairy is.” They were in second grade.  The night before, Rachel had awakened while the tooth fairy was exchanging the tooth left under her pillow for a dollar. “It was my dad!” she said....
Faith in A Secular Age

Faith in A Secular Age

This is part 4 of 4 in the series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Dave hurried up to me in the church parking lot. You could see from a distance that he was bursting at the seams to tell me something. Initially, I worried that this was about to be one of those...
Reason to Believe

Reason to Believe

An increasing number of people find Christianity implausible these days. They need a reason to believe. They remind me of the 20th Century philosopher Bertrand Russell. He famously wrote an essay called “Why I Am Not A Christian.” Somebody once challenged him about...