|   Dec 6, 2016   |  

My Top 10 Books of 2016

The title is a bit of a misnomer, since I am not claiming that these are necessarily the best books of 2016. They are, rather, books that were particularly meaningful to me in this past year. One of the things… Read More

  |   Nov 30, 2016   |  

Why We Love “This Is Us”

Today I’ve written a piece for The Washington Post on the new hit show “This Is Us,” and what the success of this powerful drama can teach us. Here’s an excerpt: The secret to “This Is Us” is less about ogling… Read More

  |   Nov 23, 2016   |  

Navigating Family Tensions at the Holidays

We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be… Read More

  |   Nov 18, 2016   |  

Don’t Protect Yourself From Adoption

I’ll never forget seeing a woman pull measuring tape out of her purse as she talked about the skull of her child. This woman, standing in an airport in Russia with my wife and me, was, like us, an American…. Read More