Category Archives: Discernment

Empty Faith: When Manliness, Quiverfull, and Christian Principles Add Up to Nothing

Many people are lamenting the loss of church membership in the U.S., though I’m not convinced those loss numbers are anything but statistical anomalies. Still, I think something is happening to the quality of Christian practice in this country. In addition, there’s a loss of understanding about what it means to be a Christian, what […]

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To Whom Shall We Go?

Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life….” —John 6:68 ESV One of the oddities I’ve encountered in talking with Christians who have been walking with Jesus for decades is that many of them are asking the question Simon Peter asked of Jesus. There’s a sense […]

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Fate & Faith

A true story, with some parts tweaked to protect others… When the economy cratered a few years back, resulting in an unforeseen layoff, Barry spent day after day looking for work. Turned it into a job like everyone said he should. But if Barry’s new job of looking for a job was any indication, he […]

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