Gun reform is a pro-life cause, and the arguments against it from conservative Christians are very weak. Here I examine some of these arguments, especially the argument that "Guns don't kill people - people do."
Trumpism Is Destroying Our Christian Witness
The witness of the church is being destroyed by Christian complicity with Trumpism, and much of the church won’t even talk about it.
Christian Hope, Optimism, and Suffering
Christians should not be optimists, but they should be full of hope. We should expect to suffer, but we are confident in God's promises of new creation.
Just wear a mask! Service, the Church, and Covid-19
Wearing a mask is an easy and obvious way to love our neighbors in the midst of pandemic.
Ideas for Lenten Disciplines
Some ideas on how to incorporate the Lenten disciplines of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving into your life, as well as other resources on spiritual disciplines.
“Everybody worships” – Worship as the Moral Pivot of Life
It's just a matter of what you worship.
Worship Doesn’t Always Feel Good
Worship is not about how we feel. Worship is an act of the will.
Music for Holy Week: Fernando Ortega’s “The Crucifixion of Jesus”
Despite my deep love of music, I seldom write music reviews, largely because I listen to classical music 90% of the time, and I just don’t have the corner on classical music reviews. But I also listen to worship music, and every once in a blue moon an album will so impress me that I…
Was there really “no room in the inn” for Jesus?
When Jesus was born, was there really “no room in the inn?” Some years ago the work of Kenneth Bailey, a Christian scholar who spent most of his life living in the Middle East, challenged my thinking on this point. I have since become fully convinced of his interpretation that there is in fact no…