2021: A Year in Books

And here we are again—the end of another year, and the time to give an account of what I read over the last twelve months. 2021 was the most-read year of my adult life: 59 books—41 non-fiction and 18 fiction. I read so many good books this past year, that I am just going to … Continue reading 2021: A Year in Books

The Lord is in this Place

For the past ten weeks, I have been listening to a song by Elevation Worship—pretty much non-stop. The words in “Hear Again” have been the cry of my heart, as I watch one mess and one heartbreak after another engulf our world, our cities, my church. (It is from that song, that I have taken … Continue reading The Lord is in this Place

Communion is for Pandemics and Ever After

This is my body given for you…remember me. This is my blood poured out for you…remember me.—Luke 22:19–20 (paraphrase) Plastic crinkles and tears—harsh sounds in the stillness. None of us imagined that we’d one day be partaking of the Lord’s Supper from individually-packaged plastic cups. That we’d be pulling masks down to eat and drink. … Continue reading Communion is for Pandemics and Ever After