Mar 05, 2014

vol 131 No. 5

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Years of experience don’t ease the journey toward a family waiting in an ICU. We pastors feel terribly inadequate, and at the same time incredibly grateful that the vocation allows us into the most intimate situations.
February 26, 2014

It's hard to categorize the various energies shaping new and renewed congregations. But it's clear that a new kind of church is in the making.
February 28, 2014

The Transfiguration has a hundred sermons in it; it is packed with hints about the identity of Jesus Christ, the relationship of the Trinity, and the story of salvation. But to me the most touching element is the subplot: a moment when three ordinary people are overwhelmed in the presence of greatness.
March 4, 2014

Love virtually

I began watching Her suspicious that it would glorify bodiless romance or present a mere male fantasy. But the film surprised me.
February 17, 2014