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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...
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...
Where I Get Hope

Where I Get Hope

This essay is Part 2 of 4 in the series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Looking out my office window I noticed a crowd of camo-clad men and women assembling about thirty feet or so from me. Who on earth were these people and what did they want? Eventually it dawned...
Every Exit Is An Entrance

Every Exit Is An Entrance

This is Part One of Four in the Series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Charlie was in the final stages of a terminal illness. His friend and pastor John Claypool asked him how he felt about dying. John reports that Charlie said something like this: “As...