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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...
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...
Dealing with Fear

Dealing with Fear

He was pointing a pistol at her. I stepped in between him and my mom. The gun was now aimed at me. I calmly told my father, “Don’t kill my mother.” I was ten years old. As I look back on that night from the distance of more than five decades, I’m still sort of...
A Source of Hope

A Source of Hope

When my mom and I were living in a car, I never had the sense that we were doomed. In part, that’s because my mom simply emanated hope. That woman never gave up. Ever. What I learned from her is that hope is what keeps us going even when the odds are not in our favor....