On Fostering

By Nathan Carr  Olive had lain in the same ICU bed since she was born — 60 days of various oscillators, breathing machines, and ostomy bags, to patch over one surgery to the next. She still had a month to go... Read More...

Why Have Children?

By Victor Lee Austin The point of having children is to increase the number of the saints. In the 1979 prayer book — which in this regard sets forth a more traditional exposition than its U.S. predecessors —... Read More...

Not Ashamed at the Gates

By Sam Keyes   Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant, * even so are the young children. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; * they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate. — Psalm 127:5-6 It’s not... Read More...

Awaiting a Superhero

By Emily Hylden On the way to school this past month, my four-year-old told me, sadly and gravely, that there were no real superheroes. His friend at school had told him so, and as a tender-hearted boy who s... Read More...

Being a Potato Bug

Watching Mister Rogers with my children is a constant reminder of how impoverished our culture can be when it comes to childhood.

Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven

The very God we’re in church for became a little child. How deprived is our faith if there aren’t little children in our midst to remind us how vulnerable he became for our sake?

Learning to Be God’s Child

Unlike me, God is patient. God is good. God doesn’t need us to pay attention to him but he keeps working at us anyway.