Category Archives: Soulwork

A Humbling Lenten Prayer

This litany that has been meaningful to me, and it’s especially appropriate for Lent: Jesus! Meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire … Continue reading

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On Washing Trump’s Feet–Or Kissing Him

I rarely, rarely watch night time news shows.  I find them annoying and predictable.  Sometimes, though, predictable is what I want. The other night, I watched a steady stream of CNBC news shows. I tuned into three shows for a … Continue reading

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There Is More than One Gospel

The current riff about it is a distraction from urgent matters. For a few years now, certain players in the evangelical stratosphere—John Piper, Trevin Wax, N.T. Wright, Scot McKnight, among others—have been arguing about “the gospel.”  Each in turn wonder, … Continue reading

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My Latest Book Just Released

That book would be When Did We Start Forgetting God? The Root of the Evangelical Crisis and Hope for the Future. Regarding the book, there is some good news and bad news. The book is (as of this writing) #1 … Continue reading

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‘Essentials’ in a Pandemic

Perhaps you are aware of the “essential controversy”—meaning the umbrage some Christian leaders have taken because the state has determined that only grocery stores, medical facilities, gas stations, and the like are considered “essential” services.  By implication (it is argued), … Continue reading

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