When I was a Junior in college I remember collapsing into a chair in a professor’s office. I’d just had an encounter with the type of anti-intellectual attitude which would eventually drive me from Evangelicalism, but at the time it was like be blindsided.
Advent is a season that I call the “Painful Hope.” But on Christmas, like Easter a bit later in the year, something amazing happens.
The local Church is the Hope of the world 1. I hear this phrase uttered in churchy settings from time to time, mostly by pastors who came of age in…
I wrote this last night as the weariness of this world crept over me.
The season of Advent is almost upon us, which always brings one of my favorite hymns to mind, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”
Yesterday a church gathered to worship. Twenty-six of those people were murdered, and another twenty were wounded — the victims of this assault ranged from 18 months to 77 years.