a lament for giants

They left us. I'm not sure when. It may have happened even before I was born. I'm having a hard time remembering lately. But I do know that they once lived among us and now they are gone. Giants. There was a time when our nation, our world, was teeming with them. As giants tend … Continue reading a lament for giants

romans 13 and protesting the government

First, what this post is not about. I am not writing this in order to offer an opinion on when your church should or should not open. I have been committed to the principle of localism throughout this pandemic. The people best equipped to make decisions for the well-being of their communities are the people … Continue reading romans 13 and protesting the government

what if we are all right about the coronavirus?

It's not hard to imagine a scenario where everyone is proven wrong about COVID-19. I mean, remember when wearing a mask in public was a totally pointless thing to do? I don't think any of us should be surprised by how much we've gotten wrong about this virus. That kind of comes with the territory … Continue reading what if we are all right about the coronavirus?

the empty public square

If there was one word to describe 2020 it would be "empty." Empty schools. Empty houses of worship. Empty arenas. Empty streets. Empty restaurants. Empty proms and graduations. Empty beaches. Factories without workers. Funerals without mourners. Weddings without revelers. Grandparents without grandkids. Teachers without students. Doctors without patients. Even stores marginally filled with people are … Continue reading the empty public square

the internet is not a panacea

In a press conference last week announcing the closure of schools for the rest of the year, Missouri Governor Mike Parson said, "Schools should continue remote learning for their students until the end date previously set on their academic calendars." I was thinking about that this afternoon as I was helping my oldest with his … Continue reading the internet is not a panacea

why is college so expensive?

College is expensive, and student loans are the worst. I know these are controversial positions, but I like to live on the edge. In 2001, I got married and my wife and I got our first post-college jobs. I made around $18,000 a year (part-time). She made slightly more as a nurse.  We also had … Continue reading why is college so expensive?

an evangelical’s case against trump

**This is my third post related to Trump and the 2020 election. The previous two posts can be found here and here.** What are we doing when we vote? I find myself asking that question as I try to write this third and final post about Trump. People will answer this question in so many … Continue reading an evangelical’s case against trump

an evangelical’s case for trump

(This is part 2 of 3 posts dedicated to the question of Donald Trump. You can read the first post here.) Before making an evangelical’s case for Donald Trump, I first need to talk about Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky is a third-year quarterback for the Chicago Bears out of the University of North Carolina. To say … Continue reading an evangelical’s case for trump

so…about trump

Give Donald Trump credit. Has anyone in recent memory so thoroughly captured our collective imagination? You’d be hard pressed to find any adult who would admit that they just haven’t given him much thought. Love him or hate him, virtually everyone has an opinion – and usually a strong one – about him. You might … Continue reading so…about trump