5 Secrets to a Bolder Life – What if we believed that God had the same sort of purpose in our pain? What if our first thought in a problem was, “God, you are going to use this problem to accomplish your purposes”? Wouldn’t that change our perspective?
Five Truths About Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving is more than a day off. It is more than eating mashed potatoes and gravy, watching football, and taking a wonderful turkey-induced nap
Sabbath Rest and the Moral Limits of Consumption – But unlimited consumption is not salutary. Although it is unfashionable nowadays to acknowledge it, the moral order imposes limits on human behavior. Gluttony and greed remain vices, and the commandment to keep the Sabbath day holy still matters.
Honor By Association – Shame is not the same as guilt. You can be declared “not guilty” and still feel like a wretch. You can know you’re forgiven, but still feel like damaged goods. Shame makes you want to avoid deep and transparent relationships, to hide from being truly known – even if you’re convinced that you’re not going to Hell for the things of which you’re ashamed. To feel shame is to feel tainted