Decline narratives of American culture are so interesting to me. They seem to raise more questions than answers. Decline narratives typically go something like this: America's culture is decline. It used to be much better, but now it's not. So my question is this: What was the zenith? What was the "high point" or best … Continue reading What was the zenith?
Month: October 2020
Don’t Sink: Focusing on the Mission of Christ
Poet Mary Oliver has said, “Attention is the beginning of devotion.” While Oliver was not a Christian, she was certainly right in her assertion. What you focus on becomes what you love. The formative nature of focus is why the author of Hebrews tells us to “Fix our eyes on Jesus” (Heb 12:1). But focusing … Continue reading Don’t Sink: Focusing on the Mission of Christ
Bringing Order to the Chaos of Home
Many parents I've talked to over the last six months feel like their home life is a tornado of chaos. While COVID has definitely exacerbated the stress and the feeling of chaos, it really has only pointed out what was already there for many families: life feels out of control. Trying to manage all of … Continue reading Bringing Order to the Chaos of Home