March 29, 2018

To become lost in something is the most human thing you can do. Let something overwhelm you. This is the view of the world where you are not holding the world together - you are in the world. You are exploring it, finding a way in its hallways and - like any curious ch...

February 14, 2018

On a walk by the James River train tracks here in Richmond, VA, I was recently explaining to my sons Whit & Ash how you can hear a train coming by pressing your ears to the track. "Be quiet and get low," I showed them, "that's how you know it's coming." I watched their...

February 9, 2018

Reason 1: Preparation for Easter Means Rearranging Your Life

Lent is not an experiment in personal discipline. It is a season of preparation for the awe of Easter. 

Lent is a season to focus your worship on the Jesus who came to die on Good Friday and Rise on Easter Sun...

December 30, 2017

Around the New Year, everyone is talking about starting over, taking hold of their lives, setting new goals and getting "back on track."

There is actually something beautiful about this. We all know that we're not quite right, and we long to start over. There is a...

September 27, 2017

“If something’s worth doing, it is worth doing badly,” Chesterton famously quipped. And formational habits are the same way. They are worth doing badly.

More importantly, doing them badly is a gospel practice. Why? Because the only way that you can in principle aim your...

It is always possible to accurately categorize our lives as a succession of failures.

Here is a snapshot of my morning: I stayed up too late last night. I woke this morning earlier than I wanted to, but didn’t get out of bed until later than I wanted to. I’m short on sl...

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