I wrote The Shack at the request of my wife, Kim. She’d asked, “Would you someday please write something as a gift for our kids that puts in one place how you think? Because, you know, you think outside the box.” She was referring to my lifelong struggle with conflictsRead More
Every child yearns to hear “I am proud of you,” not for performance but simply for being. Yet, most of us know what it’s like to feel the devouring abyss of disappointment, especially in the face and voice of others. My father was disappointed in me—all the time. At leastRead More
It is the middle of winter in northern Alberta, Canada. The temperature is well below zero, one of those days that is so cold your nose hairs feel like little sticks plugging up your nostrils and every exhalation of breath becomes its own fog bank. I was born not tooRead More
A couple of years ago, I started tweeting a series of thought under the heading, “Words you will NEVER hear God say.” For those of us who have grown up in a religious environment, sometimes we heard positive affirmations so often that they became meaningless. But when you look atRead More
In the aftermath of an exceptionally abnormal political season, there’s really only one thing to say… Thanks to the family and friends who lost their minds with me to make this video. And sincerest of apologies to Taylor Swift.