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The Hidden Gifts of Coronavirus Constraints…and How to Receive Them

In the life-altering limitations of coronavirus, there are remarkable gifts to be found.  That’s nothing new for Christians, who serve a God who took on flesh and subjected himself to the bounds of time and space.  Indeed, we believe true freedom is found only in the constraints of love, obedience and service.  Christianity Today ran […]


What a Jewish Child Welfare Expert Sees in Christian Foster Care

The national Faith Angle Forum podcast this week features Naomi Schaefer Riley – an expert on the US foster system who also happens to be Jewish – reflecting on the remarkable rise in Christian engagement in US foster care.   I joined Riley for the fast-moving conversation, which ranged from potential tech-based solutions to foster care […]


The Astounding Findings of Neuroscience…and What They Mean for You Today

Among the most fascinating, and hopeful, discoveries of cutting-edge science today spring from the field of neuroscience. They reveal the marvel of how we’re created…and, best of all, that we can be recreated.  Small, daily choices can change and restore us.  We can “be transformed by the renewing of our minds” in ways that can, […]


Rule Your Technology…Or It Will Rule You

What do our personal tech habits have to do with ministry?  Little.  And far more than we often imagine. We can still run a nonprofit…serve on a board…foster or adopt – even if our use of screens is a bit out of hand. But over time, there may be nothing that will more profoundly shape […]


How to Rule Your Technology (So It Won’t Rule You)

This strays a bit from the typical focus of this blog.  But I’ve become convinced that there is no gift more rare or precious today than our full, whole-hearted attention.  And if we desire to give that gift — in mentoring or fostering, in loving our spouse or nurturing our kids — we simply must […]