I, like most every American, was appalled by the attacks upon the members of Congress yesterday in Alexandria, Virginia. I pray for the speedy recovery of those who were injured in the attack and hope this happening might make Americans consider the potential impact of the rapidly-escalating nuclear arms race of destructive public discourse. I’m … More Learning from a Lesbian Police Officer
This weekend I taught part of an online Marriage & Family Counseling course and several student questions revolved around the matter of biblical divorce. What are valid reasons biblically for getting divorced? Two are quite clear: sexual immorality (Matt 19:9) and an unbeliever walking out on a believer (1 Cor 7:13-15). It’s important to note … More Can I Get Divorced Because of Verbal Abuse or Emotional Abandonment?
Netflix has finally done it. They’ve messed with some treasured part of my childhood. Anne with an E has flashed upon the scene as a 2017 reworking of LM Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables. The 1985 adaptation starring Megan Fellows was one of our Friday night staples next to homemade pizza and popcorn. My … More Netflix Declared War on My Childhood
A few days ago Kate and I had what’s become a traditional pre-delivery conversation: If something goes wrong and I have to choose between your life and the baby’s, what would you want me to do? Perhaps it was fitting that as our conversation wound around somber topics we watched the skies outside turn from … More Please, Plan Before It’s Too Late
People are often identified with the most enduring of their works, for better and for worse. Shakespeare is treasured not because of his life or personhood but because of the body of literature he left behind. Vlad the Impaler is remembered amongst the legions of Balkans princes because his notorious cruelties gave rise to a … More Anonymity
This past Saturday I took my wife to see Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast film. Apparently we weren’t alone – the film now holds the record for highest grossing opening day in March and the highest grossing opening for a PG film of all time. It’s beautifully furnished, finely acted, and narratively compelling. I’m not … More Quick Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast
So often the cause of many of our troubles come because we firmly separate the top and bottom stories of our lives. What do I mean? Both of the houses my wife and I have owned during the course of our marriage were two floors. Each floor served a specific function – in our current … More The Top Story and the Bottom Story