The way the week began, none of us would have predicted how it ended. The events of the days preceding our auspicious entry into Jerusalem were like a storm gathering together massive apocalyptic clouds. Each of us could feel it and we were willingly carried along by its rising swell.Read More
The Performance Principle.
Religion in the second half of life is finally not a moral matter; it’s a mystical matter. You can’t keep making all of life a question of what you’re doing, your moral proficiency and perfection. Paul calls this approach “the Law”; I call it the performance principle. Almost all ofRead More
How to Parent by Participation.
I have visited South Korea only twice in my life, once shortly after The Shack was released in Korea and the second time after Cross Roads. I don’t speak as an expert in anything Korean; I am only able to offer some observations from an outsider. I will say thatRead More
God & Politics.
I have a confession to make. This is not the sort of confession that stems from secrets and lies and hidden things; I’ve already confessed all that stuff. This one, in some senses, is far more dangerous, a sword that cuts both ways. You see, I don’t believe that GodRead More
Spirituality Alone Isn’t Enough.
Moses is the first person in the Bible who is spoken of as knowing God “face to face,” “who would speak with Yahweh as a man speaks with his friend” (Exodus 33:11). And yet the Exodus text also demonstrates how coming to the point of full interface is a gradualRead More
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