Month: November 2016

Resistance as an act of Christian hope

Two weeks ago I wrote about our ultimate hope being in the gospel and the person of Jesus, not in votes or earthly powers. Last week I wrote about practical hopes—silver linings for today held...

/ November 22, 2016

Reasonable Hope: Bright Spots When the Day is Dark

Maybe I read too much fantasy as a teenager, but my tendency is to make epics out of everything. Calamities are more interesting than your run-of-the-mill conundrums. The apocalypse is more exciting than roadblocks. Revolutions...

/ November 18, 2016

Do not lose heart

This morning, the sun rose. A shadow fell against the wall, and we leapt, only to find it was our own. A final leaf clung to the mortal life of a scarred and limping bough....

/ November 9, 2016

Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings

A dear friend gave me a lovely letter and a homemade bookmark with a bead on it from when we were in Nairobi together. She writes things on the bookmark that I need to read—needed then,...

/ November 5, 2016