I need to make room for confession that goes deeper than my grimy kitchen floor and messy desk, for love that starts with the mundane work that sustains my family and my career but ends somewhere else—somewhere less cluttered, with more room for possibility.
Posted on Jun 30th, 2014 in consumerism
, incarnational faith
, original sin
, social justice
In May, I published an essay for OnFaith about finally realizing, after years of guilt, that wanting and having a comfortable, attractive home is not necessarily un-Christian. The essay, later published in the print edition of the Washington Post, got ...
Posted on Feb 24th, 2014 in Christianity
, cultural discourse
, culture wars
, Internet discourse
, Internet vitriol
Recently, several Christian writers I follow have made the point that we are not Jesus. Probably we Christians should have figured this out several thousand years ago, but apparently we are slow learners. Here’s why this little bit of truth is so important, particularly in this era of rampant Internet trollery and culture wars and lots of [Read More...]
Posted on May 22nd, 2013 in Bangladesh
, Christian responses to suffering
, garment factories
, garment workers
, original sin
, the twelve steps
I approach buying clothes for my children with the same compulsive attention to my kids’ individual needs and wants that I bring to Christmas gift buying. Focused attention to my kids’ clothing needs is, for me, as much an embodiment of mat...