Originally published in the May 2014 issue of the Covenant Courier. I have a calling. You have a calling. We all have a calling. It’s such a funny little word “calling.” In the church, we think of it mainly as the idea that someone is supposed to pursue churchy kind of work as a paid … Continue reading Have We Been Wrong In How We Think About Calling?
What could be better than a Christmas ghost story by Charles Dickens? How about a Christmas alien invasion story featuring Charles Dickens, in which the master of melodrama himself helps the Doctor thwart an extraterrestrial horde’s plan to conquer the Earth? Yes, it’s an absurd premise. Absurdity, after all, is part of the fun of … Continue reading Tardis Theology #3: In Which Charles Dickens Questions The Value Of His Life’s Work
“Daddy, what do you do all day?” “I help people know Jesus.” “How do you do that?” “Well, sweetheart, you could say that I’m a storyteller. I tell stories about God. In sermons, articles, blog posts, the books that I write, even in the bedtime stories I tell you. Sometimes they’re stories about people who … Continue reading “Daddy, what do you do all day?”
Tim Keller is NOT this generation’s C.S. Lewis.Tim Keller of Manhattan’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, has ascended to the role of “favorite evangelical intellectual,” though he possibly shares that role with N.T. Wright. Due to his great popularity and prolific output of books, Tim Keller has also earned the moniker “the C.S. Lewis for our generation.” … Continue reading Tim Keller is NOT this generation’s C.S. Lewis
Last week, I released Reviews, Rants, and Reflections, an e-book collection of Blog posts from 2005. I think of it as a "greatest hits" from the blog that year. I put together this introduction as an apologia for the e-book:A collection of blog posts from 2005. How could this be anything but an exercise in narcissism? … Continue reading Why I Write (Introduction to My E-Book)
Right out of college, I took a job with a small tech start-up. We were young, eager, and expecting to make millions. We wrecked our health on long hours and a diet of junk food. We spent our social time with our co-workers. Our startup was a hybrid of college and the working world. The … Continue reading What You Can Learn From My Quarterlife Crisis