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Seven Vital Gift Habits: What Can We Do To Grow Down?

A central theme of CAFO2016 was growing down before upward. (See the talk, “Growing Down.”) It’s fair to ask, why would this matter for people already so committed to justice and mercy? Because nothing but this downward growth will enable us to persevere through the heartache, disappointments and struggle that inevitably come as we draw […]


Is Your First Desire to Grow Upward…Or Down?

The CAFO2016 talk “Growing Down” explores why it is that, if we hope to persevere in long journeys of justice and mercy, we must grow down before we grow upward. Of course, most of us would say we do desire to grow down – to nurture a rich inner life, to be a person of […]


How We Care for Orphans (Shows the Society We Are)

The website Conservative Home USA is rising force among conservative thinkers in Washington and beyond, shaping ideas and priorities for many Republican leaders and other key influencers.  I’m particularly impressed at how the site—alongside its strong priority on limited government principles—continues to remind of the importance of compassion and justice as individual and social priorities, […]