De profundis: Lament in Worship

De profundis: Lament in Worship

What role does lament play in our worship? If we come into God’s presence as whole persons, we come burdened with illness, grief, and confusion as well as with joy; with regrets and sorrows as well as with thanksgiving.
We Die, and God Dies With Us

We Die, and God Dies With Us

The consolation of the sufferer is the fact that God does not abandon the human in her hour of most desperate need.
Interpreting Scripture through Mystery, Doubt, & Ancient Lit: A Review of “Inspired”

Interpreting Scripture through Mystery, Doubt, & Ancient Lit: A Review of “Inspired”

In her new book, Inspired, popular blogger Rachel Held Evans engagingly wrestles in reconciling the difficult passages in the Old Testament with the overarching message of the Bible.
Work and Rest: Cultural Lessons from a Semester Abroad

Work and Rest: Cultural Lessons from a Semester Abroad

In finding a sense of fulfillment and purpose, is it possible that somewhere along the way, we placed work at a level it was never meant to be on, changing the standard of what is successful and focusing our efforts on growth and improvement, never capable of saying we have enough?

Devotions

All Our Sins Borne for Us

All our wounds, the places we have hurt others and the places that we have been hurt, can be found there in the wounds in… Read more

Empathy That Is Simply Divine

Jesus was human. He was us, for us. Read more

More Than We Can Handle

The thought going with me through Lent this year is this: we should retire the phrase, “God never gives us more than we can handle.” Read more