The powers of darkness descended in hate, Maliciously, leeringly trying to bait Their Victim, Creator, this self-emptied Man, Committed to wrecking their Maker’s bold plan. Seducing Iscariot, whipping the crowd To lynch-mob ferocity (fear rages proud), Self-righteousness hoodwinked to murder
A few years ago I had an experience of beauty I’ll never forget—in a cemetery. It was a Saturday night Explosions in the Sky concert in the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery. As I lay on a blanket in the grass
Success is hearing “Well done” from the only lips that matter. Failure is succeeding at things that don’t finally matter at all. You probably knew this already. But how hard it is to live! How hard it is not to
On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their lives as readers. I asked Peter Leithart—president of the Theopolis Institute, author of Baptism: A Guide to Life from Death, and many others—about what’s
A friend of mine has felt chronic high-level pain every single day for the last decade. Her tears flow. Some are from pain, sure. Most are deeper: tears over the loss of her God-given ministry and thus confusion . .
What just happened? In his first news conference of his administration, President Joe Biden was asked to weigh in on recent discussions about the Senate filibuster. He says he favors reinstating the talking filibuster. “If we have to, if there’s
Addressing the gap between theology and practice in the church is the theme of countless sermons, books, blog posts, and tweets. This effort often falls into a dichotomy between overthinking theological concerns or overwhelming Christians with lists of imperatives to
Earlier this week, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union announced sanctions against Chinese officials involved in human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims. As Axios notes, “It’s a coordinated Western effort to hold Beijing accountable for
Is your church partisan or silent? The two most common models for how churches engage the political realm—partisanship or silence—present an impossible dichotomy. Partisan churches are comfortable associating with one political party. They advance Christian ends with extrabiblical, and sometimes unbiblical, methods.
Fresh off a frustrating experience navigating COVID-related policies that stood in the way of his daughter’s health care, a friend recently asked me to explain “how you economists calculate all the costs and benefits of these policies.” From his vantage