When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense: The Church’s Response

This post was originally published over at Missio Alliance. Recently, Frederica Mathewes-Green wrote a compelling and viral post in the National Review on her conversion from being a Pro-Choicer to Pro-Lifer. In the piece, she cites reading a detailed description of...

Let’s Begin A Parenting Revolution

Before we dig in, I’d first like to say that this blog post comes with a critical caveat: I am not one bit qualified to write a post on parenting. Really, I’m not. I’m not even a “mommy blogger”; I usually like to write about theology, ministry, and all things related...

A Call For Joy (Even in the Dark Spaces of Our World)

This post was originally published over at Missio Alliance on Monday, November 30th.   Somewhere, a family in Chicago gathered around a table for Thanksgiving, but this year a child is missing from the feast.May it be he was tried unjustly as an adult, or killed...

Paris, Suffering, and The Redemptive Community

This post is an adapted version of my sermon preached at Christ Church of Oak Brook on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - the Sunday following the Paris attacks. The sermon may also be viewed here. For many, it is difficult to make sense of what has unfolded in the last 48...

#WhenShePreaches

This post was originally published over at Missio Alliance on 10.26.15 Growing up, I sat at the feet of countless remarkable male preachers. Besides Beth Moore, I don’t recall ever hearing a woman preach until my sophomore or junior year of college. I witnessed...

We Are Feminine (But We Won’t Fit In Your Box)

  (This post was originally posted over at Missio Alliance on 9.30.15) She is feminine. It’s only 5:30 a.m. and her 7-month-old baby is already giggling through the baby monitor.  “It can’t be morning,” Jenny whispers to herself.  Her eyes burn and her bones...

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