The Danger of a Practical Faith

Our faith links us to the supernatural realm. It connects us with what has been declared impossible, something not measurable within the limits of human practicality. Practical faith is a manageable faith in human terms. It does not need God to survive. A faith...

Uncommon Sense

I have always appreciated people with common sense. The problem with such an open and broad personal definition of sensibility is its narrow interpretation. It is a sense common to those who think alike and see the world through the same interpretive lens. To those...

Our Shared Family History

I received an ancestry report from 23andme. 23andme is one of those agencies that connect long-lost relatives and ancestors by researching public records or DNA testing. The DNA report I received today had 60 pages of third and fourth cousins listed, and this was just...

Frozen Windmills

When a blizzard struck last week and people in the path of the storm lost power, a concerning development took place. The windmill turbines that were supposed to supply a portion of the energy grid froze and became immovable. When the windmills shut down, and other...

A New Era

In the last few months, I’ve had conversations with several friends who are able to see and interpret where the Church and culture stand in this particular moment in history. The word “era” is used in these conversations to describe what is transpiring historically....