3 New Faculty Positions Hiring

Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University is seeking to hire three professors. Mission fit with the university’s Wesleyan and Evangelical ethos is important.

Why I Like Melancholy

A pastor I was working with once told me, “Christians shouldn’t be melancholy.” I did not agree with his statement but could not articulate a response. Last night, as I flew away from my family once again, I figured out why.

5 Things on Marriage

Here are five observations on what Jonathan Franzen once wrote is “the majesty of a long marriage,” from my journal notes over the past few months.

Why I Am Moving to Nashville

Moving Box

I’ve had some people ask me about my new job, senior leadership editor for Abingdon Press, in relationship to my old job as producer, speaker, and co-owner of Midnight Oil Productions. At first glance, they seem very different, like a departure from something I once considered my life mission.

The Amazing Canon DSLR

This is the video that sold me on buying a Canon DSLR last spring. I haven’t gotten to use it much this year so far, but hope to again soon. Meanwhile I continue to find inspiration with videos like this one. The creator’s notes follow.

The Benefit of a Cloudy Monday

Winter Sky

I love rain, but I hate cloudy days. Yet, God appeared in a cloud. Is that because God is made visible in the gray, when life is a headache? Maybe in our moments of discomfort, of uncertainty and doubt, of walking in the wilderness – that is when we see, when the God who is always near us is made visible, a shape rising in the opacity of our monochromatic situations.

Time is the Reel That Projects Our Life Story

If your life were suddenly a feature film, what story would it tell? Would it be a drama, a comedy? A dramedy? Would it be an inspirational underdog tale or a quiet character study? Would it be short and boring? Would it be, as Don Miller says, a movie about buying a Volvo?

The Story Book, Part One

Foot Bridge

Christian faith is faith in God and when the Christian Confession names God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, it is pointing to the fact that in His inner life and nature, God is not dead, not passive, not inactive, but that God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit exist in an inner relationship and movement, which may very well be described as a story. – Karl Barth