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Since Monday I’ve been focusing on the lessons we might learn from the Pilgrim story. I thought it fitting to save the most important one—or what I think is the most important—for Thanksgiving Day itself. 632 more words

The Pilgrims And The First Thanksgiving

Suffering.... and the Lord's Table

These weeks I’m thinking a lot about the sorts of things that have the potential to damage or cripple a person’s faith. Or even the faith of an entire community. 555 more words

Wondering About...

Day 198: Questions

Sometimes I remain disturbingly calm.
Sometimes I am annoyingly dumbfounded.
I was both for the last few hours.
He talked to me and shared some of his thoughts and questions. 74 more words

Favorite Friday: "The C.S. Lewis Five" (a one-scene screenplay)

Mind you, this was a gazillion years ago, so I’ve used creative license liberally in the following screenplay. But I do remember this encounter, and how I wanted to show Pastor Ed I was interested in conversing about things like books and literature — so above the fray of the typical college student. 462 more words

Recommended Reads

Year of Reading Lewis: The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain was written in 1940. According to Lewis’ preface it was written as a result of a request by Ashley Sampson, who was a publisher at the time and who had requested this book as part of a series he was publishing on the Christian Challenge. 1,312 more words


Dismissing Pain

“Well, it’s part of God’s plan.”

And so the Christian negates the problematic tragedy of pain. Your very real and perplexing struggle boxed up and dismissed in one statement that so many of us, as Christ-followers, roll off our tongue as if it’ll make everything alright. 627 more words


Animal Pain

I am extremely sensitive to the startling brutality of Nature and animal pain. Let me share an experience with you.

When I was younger I was outside on my porch reading and looked down and saw a baby bird, about half the size of my palm and frail as could be. 1,364 more words

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