Culture

October 17 2014

I Am Not Okay

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Are you okay? They see you cry. They see you fall in a fast, steep crumble. Are you okay? There's so much to fear, so much to worry about. They roll up their sleeves: what can be done? Is it going …

On fighting, farming and feasting

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I’ve come to think that the implements for peace are in the granaries, not the armories. Maybe we need to look in garden sheds, not gun safes, when attempting to address our hostile urges. I survey …

When Toddlers and Spiritual Practices Meet

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For every act of spiritual renewal I’ve attempted, it feels like there’s an equal and opposite reaction from my children. That’s not a solid law. It may not even be true. It just feels like that when …

Why I’m Crazy Enough To Go For a Year Without the Internet

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I took an entire year off of the Internet. No, not the year 1982. It was the year 2010. Before I did it, I was deeply addicted, to blogging, social networking, my email…the works. I dropped …

A Missions Report From This Grove of Trees

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Dear missionary, I read your recent letter sharing news of travels to several mission fields. Your stories of God’s kingdom breaking in within so many varied geographies and cultures filled me with joy. You bring good …

Culture

October 15 2014

If Oprah Asked Me

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“The Life You Want Weekend” is hopping around and happening in various cities across our country right now--from Atlanta to Detroit to D.C., with several locations in between and before--what I imagine will be--a climatic …

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