A Floating Feather of Grace: A Review of Reading Buechner

The feather throughout this marvelous book on the life and writings of Frederick Buechner is grace. As Jeff Monroe navigated his own profound difficulties and suffering, he connected to Buechner’s words.
Kinds of Science and Exploring the Past

Kinds of Science and Exploring the Past

If asked to imagine a scientist, most of us will likely picture somebody wearing a white lab coat and safety glasses, leaning over an experiment in a lab. This is indeed a pretty good representation what some scientists do, yet we also recognize that scientific activity often takes different forms that go beyond the stereotypical image of the "scientific method" in action.
Two Books That Will Contribute to Your Happiness

Two Books That Will Contribute to Your Happiness

When is the last time you bought a collection of poems—not because you were required to buy it for a class, but because you wanted it?
Considering Citizenship: Dare to be a Daniel

Considering Citizenship: Dare to be a Daniel

The prophet Daniel figures prominently in children’s Bible story books and Sunday school lessons. With a den of lions, a fiery furnace, vain and dream-disturbed royal villains… it’s like this book was written for the main stage.

Devotions

Finding Focus

Writing things down is the best way I have found to sort and clear my mind. Three very different kinds of writing help me in… Read more

Compass Plant Leaves and Apparent Randomness

The image above serves probably looks like a generic leaf to most people, but to me it is an entire sermon. Read more

Fear is a Liar

Although social work is unpredictable and stressful at times, the worry and fear that I experience as a parent is far greater. Read more