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.]

The Hawk In My Yard: Or, Why Some People Struggle To Believe

It's at times like these that I understand why some people struggle to believe the Bible, and to believe God. I don't think it's just because of innate skepticism or because they can't bring themselves to believe in what they perceive to be myths; I think they're afraid it's too good to be true. [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.]

Make Joy Your Legacy

A Christian clothed in gladness, to paraphrase Psalm 30:11, shines like a star in the dimness, and their value is not in the money they earn or in their productivity, but in their embrace of who and how they are: an enthusiasm and a passion that becomes contagious. [Click title to read more.]