The good news of God’s wrath

The modern hymn “In Christ Alone” has provoked controversy with its phrase "the wrath of God was satisfied." But there is a better way to understand “the wrath of God,” a way that displays its truth, goodness, and even its beauty.

Beauty in continuity

The paintings in the Chauvet Cave scream out a message of beauty in continuity. They reflect a sacrosanct cultural order that was highly successful for hundreds of generations in instilling its values via the representation of the world outside the walls of the cave.

A forensic experience

During the week Lent began, I was summoned to the county courthouse as a candidate for a jury, but I wondered what it would be like to be in the defendant’s chair.

A church that loves the prophets

Are the prophets merely the forerunners of the non-profits, God’s agents of social improvement in the lives of those who need it most?

O come, let us say the entire Venite

Venite is the Latin name for Psalm 95, which is appointed in the order for Morning Prayer before the daily portion of psalms. In the history of Anglican liturgical development, the text of this psalm has been a... Read More...

Where do we begin?

If you and I cannot recognize that we are a “damn mess,” then I’m not sure what Christianity can offer.

You can run on for a long time…

How do we approach this new world where private acts are no longer private? Where hidden sins are revealed to the whole world? And where thoughts that once would have disappeared into the ether are now captured for later publication and consumption?

It isn’t fair, Manasseh

Justice, it would seem, is deferred. Our fathers pass the buck to us, and we pass it to the next generation.