Books : Excerpts

Life in a Country of DeathSubscriber Access Only
Experiencing Christ's resurrection comes in ordinary moments, like sitting down to a meal.
Our Anti-Intellectual HeritageSubscriber Access Only
The history and beliefs of the Pentecostal movement, often shared by evangelicals, hold the seeds of a bias against the life of the mind.
Community In, Not Of, CapitalismSubscriber Access Only
Our modern notions of money and possessions blind us to the reality that everything belongs to God and therefore our church community.
One Way, Many ViewsSubscriber Access Only
What we believe about the Bible says a lot about how we interact with other faiths.
What Makes the Gospel Good News?Subscriber Access Only
Personal salvation is nice, but delighting in God is better.
Into the WonderSubscriber Access Only
You won't understand the genius of C. S. Lewis's literary criticism, satire, science fiction, and theological essays until you spend time in Narnia.
The $65,000 QuestionSubscriber Access Only
And the answer my autistic grandson gives.
Running to PrisonSubscriber Access Only
Doing what Jesus says doesn't make any sense, but—if you actually try it—it works.
The Strength of SolitudeSubscriber Access Only
Learning to be with God in solitude allows us to be Godly in community.
All Churches Should Be MultiracialSubscriber Access Only
The biblical case.
'It Is Finished' But It Is Not OverSubscriber Access Only
God's work of redemption continues in the redeemed. An excerpt from Cross-Shattered Christ.
When the Giver of Eternal Life ThirstsSubscriber Access Only
A meditation on Franz Joseph Haydn's The Seven Last Words of Christ.
And Jesus Stood: A SonnetSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from Holy Week Sonnets.
God's New FamilySubscriber Access Only
Rethinking Jesus' words. "Woman, behold thy son … behold thy mother." An excerpt from The Seven Last Words from the Cross.
Advent's Spiritual PilgrimageSubscriber Access Only
The birth of Christ is only the final stop when meditating this holiday season. An excerpt from Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality Through the Christian Year.
Every Fraud Needs a CureSubscriber Access Only
How perpetrators are more gullible than their victims. An excerpt from Cleaning Up.
Learning to Love MosesSubscriber Access Only
The difference between meaning and truth.
Fundamentally PersonalSubscriber Access Only
At The Shawmut River Baptist Church, worship and preaching are saturated with the familiar, the at-home.
Evangelicals' Conflicting Interests in Fighting PersecutionSubscriber Access Only
It took more than a concern for human rights to motivate churches' and ministries' powerful grassroots.
When My Son Was Arrested for MurderSubscriber Access Only
Finding faith under unthinkable circumstances.
What Trees Teach Us about Life, Death, and Resurrection
What Trees Teach Us about Life, Death, and Resurrection
Other than God and people, they’re the most mentioned living thing in the Bible.
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