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How I Learned to Love the Questions

I have a friend who wrote an academic book on how to interpret Scripture. It was very good, and full of a lot of very smart, wonderful things about how different people interpret the Bible in different ways. He asked me to read it, which I was happy to do. He said,Read More

If Anything Matters Then Everything Matters

I think we live in a world where people feel like they do not matter. They are just a number, one of seven billion. They have a very low view of themselves and what they mean to the rest of the world. They feel like they’re an accident, or they’ve failed andRead More

How to Make Joy Stay

A little more than two years ago, ‘Joy’ became my constant companion rather than an occasional acquaintance. This was totally unexpected and more than a little remarkable. Many times in my life I had experienced Joy dropping in, surprising me, and then leaving—sometimes within a couple days, but usually within hoursRead More

Love Is Unconditional. Relationships Aren’t.

Here’s an important part of the wonder of our humanity: Forced love is no love at all. Our Christian theology hasn’t always been great at recognizing this. In fact, it’s been a little detrimental to it. We have this idea of a God who forces us to love Him, orRead More