The Power of One: A Review of The Education of an Idealist

Power’s memoir grapples with enduring questions regarding the right roles and responsibilities of government in international affairs, the virtue of idealism, and the power of one to catalyze change.

Podcast Review: Dolly Parton’s America

It is this cultural phenomenon of Dolly Parton – the woman, the myth, the legend – that the podcast production team of Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee jump into with both feet.
Reflections on Prayer in a Time of Panic

Reflections on Prayer in a Time of Panic

Facing our mortality—and lack of control—is scary. Fortunately, as Christ-followers we have a third option: pray.

Preaching in All Places: A Review of A Big Gospel

Stephen Witmer urges pastors to see their congregations and communities as God sees them.


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