. This weekend our nation celebrates one of our history’s greatest leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Earlier this week, my friend Kristy mentioned a blog post featuring a quote from Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” I had heard quotes from the letter before, things like, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” […]Read More Thoughts on MLK’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’
“The truth is, as much as we complain about it, we are drawn to hurry. It makes us feel important. It keeps the adrenaline pumping. It means we don’t have to look too closely at the heart or life. It keeps us from feeling our loneliness.” The Dangerous Women group I’m a part of is reading […]Read More An Unhurried Life
My friend Gary Runn recently posted a link to a thoughtful New York Times article by Eric Weiner called, “Americans: Undecided About God?” Weiner finds himself dismayed by his lack of religious options during the holiday season. Although he would once have described himself as an atheist, hitting middle age and weathering a health scare […]Read More What Do ‘The Undecided’ Want in a Religion?
Something isn’t sitting well with me. GOP Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann drew fire from Bill O’Reilly this past Monday when she clarified her stance on undocumented immigrants while being interviewed on his Fox News show. O’Reilly was following up on a statement Bachman made last Saturday at Mike Huckabee’s presidential forum (also on Fox News.) […]Read More The Holidays and the Undocumented
“A man’s face is his autobiography.” –Oscar Wilde Have you ever given thought to how God uses your face to bring Himself glory? I hadn’t. Until this summer, when I heard Dan Allender speak at an “Art of Storytelling” seminar. In his talk, Allender said (among many other profound things), “It is the work of […]Read More About Face
. Naming babies is a sacred affair in Indian Hindu culture. Ten days after a baby is born, the extended family conducts an elaborate naming ceremony known traditionally as Namakaran Sanskar. The name of the child is carefully chosen by a specific family member (which can vary regionally). But what if the name your family […]Read More Removing the Shame of a Name
“Show me a young conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.” The quote above is often attributed to Winston Churchill. Turns out he probably didn’t ever say that. A similar phrase was first uttered by 19th-century statesman François Guizot. Whatever […]Read More If I Only Had a Brain