“You can actually have a bible study and be unfaithful to the [Christian] scriptures”
There’s nothing particularly venerable about an institution. Every institution is broken, because every post of every institution is run by a human being - a broken, selfish, sinful human being.
Today I was seriously encouraged by a friend to exercise my entrepreneurial muscles and start a nonprofit. He had a pitch and everything. It’s a lot to think about.
I am unconvinced that knowledge is of any benefit to us unless it penetrates to the deep places of conviction and self-reflection. Knowledge without honest self-reflection breeds self-righteous pride - the kind of pride that is at the heart of most of the damage in our world.
Life is messy, and I’ve made mistakes but I have a wife that loves me and who I am privileged to love. And a God that is bigger than the 75 or so years I might be alive.
Confessing the big stuff never gets any easier.
It’s time to develop a thick skin and a strong stomach. It’s time to kick away the chair, and hang myself with the rope of sacrifice and patience. It’s time to stand in front of the firing-squad of grace and forgiveness, and let everyone pull their triggers. It’s time to close my eyes and jump off the ledge of risk and trust. It’s time for grow my heart and...
Art is a sacred kind of melancholy.