|   Jul 3, 2017   |  

Independence Day and the Empty Tomb

A few years ago, I stood at the grave of Thomas Jefferson, and wondered. I was in Charlottesville to speak at the university Mr. Jefferson founded, and made my way up to his homeplace, Monticello. Standing at his grave, I was… Read More

  |   Jun 28, 2017   |  

Does Jeremiah 29:11 Apply to You?

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” These words are the John 3:16 of American cultural Christianity. Watch how often… Read More

  |   Jun 26, 2017   |  

Why Trinity Lutheran Matters

The Supreme Court just handed down a decision in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources. In a 7-2 decision, the Court ruled that the state cannot restrict a program of… Read More

  |   May 25, 2017   |  

Google Knows Who You Really Are

Imagine if you had a truth serum that would force you to disclose who you really are and what you really think, fear, and value? In some ways, you already do: the digital search engine on your phones and devices…. Read More

  |   May 16, 2017   |  

In Defense of the Unspoken Prayer Request

The other day I overheard some friends, fellow believers, bemoaning several problems in American evangelical church life. One of these was the tendency of some people, in a small group setting, to respond to a call for prayer requests by… Read More