What I Read In 2019

Every December, one of my favorite things happens. “Top 20” booklists come out, numerous book reviews are published, and lists from what various people read during the year also dot the internet. These lists and book reviews provide material for my own reading in the coming year or challenge me to read books I wouldn’t … Continue reading What I Read In 2019

On Lent and Grace

For many years now, I have followed and loved the practice of giving up something for Lent, in order to more deeply pursue Jesus during those 40 days. While many people simply give up something for the season, I wholeheartedly believe that what one gives up should cost us in some way. I do not … Continue reading On Lent and Grace

Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus

As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury … Continue reading Reflections on Leaving: Farewells, Dead Fathers, and Following Jesus