Refusing to Keep a Safe Distance

The news broke Monday that there had been a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino. Images of Sandy Hook—slain children and teachers littering hallways and classrooms—flooded my imagination.

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Recovering from Shame

Woody Allen once said something like, “My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.”

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Selling Jesus

Lots of television ads sell products by associating them with images and music that stir tender emotions. Take for instance this Subaru commercial: A young man pulls his Subaru to a stop in the woods, opens the door, and a chocolate lab puppy bounces out. Time passes. The same Subaru rolls up to a cabin…

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