A Prayer of St. Patrick

It is the day of all things green. Let this prayer from St. Patrick encourage you to set your thoughts and affections on Christ our Savior on this day and every day that follows. I arise today Through the strength of heaven; Light of the sun, Splendor of fire, Speed of lightning, Swiftness of the […]


Reading, Writing, and Magical Worlds

I love to read and I love to write. However, I have found little time to do either since graduating from seminary. The demands of pastoral ministry have made it difficult to carve out time for reading and writing beyond the weekly sermons and lessons. Of course, the challenge of time is not unique to […]


Show Me, Guide Me, Remember Me

I love the Psalms. They are beautiful and sometimes gut-wrenching expressions of human emotion. They are not pretentious. They are not fake or canned. They are honest words from people who are striving to love God while struggling to walk upright in this world. They are words that I can relate to nearly every day. […]


Putting the Fear of God into the New Atheists

A recent story in The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted the new atheist and prominent author Sam Harris as saying those words about William Lane Craig. Craig is a well-known theologian, philosopher, and Christian apologist in evangelical circles. He is also known to many academics in the philosophical guild. However, he is less known among […]

N.T. Wright the Musician

N.T. Wright is a man of many talents. He is a bishop, scholar, and prolific author. It also seems that he is a pretty decent musician. Wright put his musical ability and love for Bob Dylan songs on display at a recent visit to The Rabbit Room.

I Don’t Know

Ray Van Neste posted a nice reminder for pastors about being willing to admit ignorance when asked a question they don’t know. It is only natural for a pastor to feel the pressure to come up with an answer for every question and scenario. They are charged with a tremendous responsibility to care for and […]