What we think about matters to God, and it should matter to us. Here is a brief reflection on the importance of watching our thoughts and guarding our hearts.
Pondering similarities between life's anxieties and the ocean's rip currents, and how our faith can offer us peace in these anxious times.
The present moment "holds infinite riches," so why do we so often live in the past or future? Here are a number of quotations about living in the present moment that I have collected over the years that I thought would be helpful to share.
How do we talk about racial reconciliation in a way that invites further conversation? Mark Vroegop's "Weep with Me" suggests that the biblical language of lament can be a helpful way to engage in these conversations. Here is my review of this book.
What does it mean to be Lutheran? In this post, I offer an answer to that question, using one of our most important confessional writings, the "Augsburg Confession," which was officially presented 490 years ago today.
How can we learn to live the good life? I reflect on that question as I review Eugene Peterson's book, "Run with the Horses: The Quest for Life at Its Best."
Here is a sonnet I wrote for Psalm 61, as part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."
There are lots of reasons why I miss in-person worship. Here is one more.
Why poetry? Here are some of the ways that reading poetry has deepened my reading of Scripture.
A poem, prayer, psalm, and promise using the lectionary readings from the Third Sunday of Easter.