Glory In Gold

In a world where all of our material goods are disposable, replaceable, and valued in dollars, the brilliant surrender of the world to winter - a transformation of color whose beauty exceeds any practical purpose - is a valuable gift that tells us a lot about the Creator, His delights, and His nature. [Click title to read more.]

Italian Nativities Changed The Way I Think of Christmas

As much as we attempt to sanctify it and memorialize it and put it on a pedestal, everything about the night of Christ's birth was as much human as holy. [Click title to read more.]

It’s Okay To Be Earnest

We live in a world of artifice, where more often than not genuine enthusiasm and passion for something - for anything! - can be interpreted as caring too much, as trying too hard, as not being critical/cynical/skeptical enough. Our culture maintains a healthy scorn for those it deems to be enjoying themselves too much. But Christians should be different. [Click title to read more.]

Cultivating A Sense Of Wonder Is A Christian Act

Wonder is a quality that we must embrace and cultivate as believers. We live in an often-cynical world, heavy with pessimism. Unironic enthusiasm and delight sometimes seems out of style, and out of step. But as Christians, wonder is part and parcel of our experience. [Click title to read more.]