Kaj Munk was a Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyred during the German occupation of Denmark. He was killed by the Gestapo on this day in 1944. His words ring true for us today as they did seven decades ago: What is, therefore, our task today? Shall I answer: “Faith, hope, and love”? That sounds beautiful. […]
Hey, it’s been a while. Not for lack of desire to get writing done, but for lack of capacity. Maybe some day, when I have more time, I’ll tell you about it. But here I am. I’ll start with this: Happy New Year — both, belatedly, to 2017 and, as of tomorrow, to the Year […]
Roy Goble is someone I’ve known for ten years, since his daughter Rachel and I met in grad school and became friends. (She leads a tremendous organization called The Sold Project, which fights child exploitation in Thailand by providing education to kids.) Anyway, Roy has a new book out called Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of […]
… and for Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Burundi, Yemen, Pakistan, and Palestine — who have also endured evil, violence, and loss of life this week. From Psalm 10, a prayer of deliverance from enemies: 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In […]
At The District Church, we’ve just started a series entitled “A Call for Racial Reconciliation.” Matthew kicked us off powerfully this past Sunday by talking about “Why Race Matters to God,” and included the unqualified statement that “Black Lives Matter is a gospel issue.” You can listen to that here.