I actually got my start in writing on BWC, so it has a special place in my heart. I went on to other things for a time, but I'm coming back to this community because there are things I need to hear from you and things I want to share with you.
My goal in writing is to proclaim Jesus as the greatest satisfaction to every human need by pointing to His superior worth over anything else life can offer. That's a tough job, and I'm certainly not fully qualified to do it, but I'm going to try. One of the places I try to point to Jesus' superior worth is at http://cravesomethingmore.org.
Two weeks ago, our skies brought six inches of snow to our rooftops and yards and trees. It’s been great. I love the snow. And the snow has stayed, although it’s moved from a soft blanket of powder to an rigid ledge of ice in recent days. And recently, the skies opened once more, this time... December 20th, 2011 | Featured | Read More
A meditation in poem on Good Friday (Matthew 27, Luke 23).
The morning came before sleep,
My eyes held open in hazy fear,
Body tense, and spirit quenched,
Fists holding tightly to nothing,
As if time could be restrained in the palm of my hand.
Death was in the air, and coming for me.
My sentence ringing... April 22nd, 2011 | Featured, Poetry | Read More
I love The Gospel Coalition, and here’s why:
“The Gospel Coalition is a group of (mostly) pastors who are deeply committed to the gospel…and want to think out of the framework of the good news of Christ—crucified, risen on our behalf, reconciling us to God, preparing us for eternity.” DA Carson
“We’ve... March 27th, 2011 | Featured, Meditations | Read More
I recently heard two people say this: “I don’t get along with _____ because I don’t agree with him.” You might find this to be entirely natural, and I can say there is a part of me that understands this well because I’ve thought it myself. But just because something is natural doesn’t... January 23rd, 2011 | Featured, Meditations | Read More
I recently watched this video from a generation past about prejudice. Teacher Jane Elliot used a simple experiment with the students in her classroom to teach them about the nature and consequence of bias, and the results of her experiment were shocking in one sense and not surprising in another. ... November 4th, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More
The UPS man has been coming to our door a good deal lately. I’m not sure why. Perhaps we’ve been ordering more than usual during this season as we prepare for our first home. Perhaps there has just been a confluence of gifts from friends and family as we prepare for our first child. Whatever... October 27th, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More
My wife is 8 months pregnant, we are halfway through building our first home, and I just lost my job. The news came suddenly last Thursday evening. A short phone call with a senior partner in our firm, and quick call with HR on Friday, and I was done. My salary, our health coverage, and a core part... October 3rd, 2010 | Featured, Meditations | Read More
I watched the movie Fireproof last night for the first time. I know I’m coming late to the party, and as I understand, the movie has its fair share of critics who say Christian art often doesn’t compare in quality to its secular counterpart. And the movie has its fair share of proponents... September 20th, 2010 | Featured, Film | Read More
If you are a Major League pitcher, you dream about pitching in the World Series, winning the Cy Young, or pitching a perfect game. That’s the pinnacle of your career. That’s your ticket to the history books; perhaps even to the Hall of Fame.
If you follow baseball at all, or if you witnessed... June 4th, 2010 | Featured, Sports | Read More
(Editor’s Note: In the following video, poet Chris Tse drops two f-bombs, so if you’d prefer not to hear them, be ready to mute at 1:59 and 3:21. And if you’re not into beat poetry, be prepared to mute from 0:00 to 3:36.)
You’ve seen this video, right? I caught it the other day at a friend’s... March 25th, 2010 | Essays, Featured | Read More