an inspired life – reading and living bonhoeffer

I'm drawn to biographies of inspiring men and women.  This summer, I enjoyed Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas.  Bonhoeffer, of course, was imprisoned for his participation in a conspiracy against Hitler, ultimately paying the ultimate price of his life.  Several things gripped me about his story, however. First, Bonhoeffer lived a bold, … Continue reading an inspired life – reading and living bonhoeffer

Mother Jesus

from today's Daily Office, a canticle of St. Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1109) Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: You are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgment. You comfort us … Continue reading Mother Jesus

40 at 40: Is our culture today really worse than it used to be?

Many Christians like to reminisce about more noble times long ago.  They say things like: “Our country was founded on Christians values.” “Our culture is becoming worldly and evil.” “The young people of today are so selfish and corrupt.” Just the other day someone said to me, “I wonder what San Francisco was like before … Continue reading 40 at 40: Is our culture today really worse than it used to be?

40 at 40: Books I wish I would have written, but others have written (much!) better

Have you ever come upon a book that reads like something you wish you would have penned?  There is something incredible about that great moment of resonating in a deep way with an author.  And then, as you read, it dawns on you how glad you are that God is in charge, and that the … Continue reading 40 at 40: Books I wish I would have written, but others have written (much!) better