Is it strange that pastors so rarely speak of smartphones, the main tool with which I serve God and neighbor?
The blog has been a bit quieter than I prefer these past weeks, so here’s a hodgepodge post catching up on some recent thoughts and goings-on. For some work at NDSU, I read Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson’s new book, The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receiving, Grasping We Lose. Some may recall Smith’s work in […]
As college begins, student faces hundreds of new choices. But what if we opened ourselves to the uncomfortable notion that you don’t always have to choose. Life’s moments have a funny way of choosing you.
Contemporary Christians should back away from sure and certain language of God’s plan for us. A burning bush is by far the exception for bringing about vocational clarity. God saves angels for only super-special occasions.
Rather than trumpeting my accomplishments at the end of the year—anyone can do that, after all—I’d like to reflect briefly on my year’s biggest struggles both professional and (slightly) personally.