Holy Indifference to the Loss of All Things

By grace, we can live in holy indifference to the "loss of all things" if, in the process, we gain a fuller measure of the knowledge of Christ.

Sunday Scripture I logged some fairly intense conversations with God the day the transmission blew in our faithful truck--the one that hauls all the equipment for our lawn mowing business. "Really?" "Now?" "God, are you unaware that grass is beginning to grow here in Mid-Coast Maine?" I'm well aware that God is sovereign even over… Continue reading Holy Indifference to the Loss of All Things

Concerning the Times and the Seasons: Spring 2020

There's never been a time or a season quite like the one we are bearing witness to today. Here, at the end of May, we alternate between wanting to whoop and holler, "Freedom!" in our loudest spring voices--and wanting to keep everyone safe in a bubble of virus-free air for at least another six weeks.… Continue reading Concerning the Times and the Seasons: Spring 2020

Celebrating Christmas in a Season of Loss

The Most Difficult Time of the Year--Celebrating Christmas in a Season of Loss

In a year that has seen at least 23 school shootings, parental grief lies very near the surface of our society. At the same distressing time, a stunning 1 in 4 women has had an abortion by age 45, creating a quieter, but even greater undercurrent of grief — one mostly unshared and unacknowledged. Then there are… Continue reading Celebrating Christmas in a Season of Loss