Reflections & Reviews

A Gift from Jeff Taylor – A Worker’s Prayer

Some number of months ago, maybe even a year now, I was speaking at an event in which Buddy Green and Jeff Taylor were the guest musicians.  (Buddy wrote the incredible song “Mary Did You Know?” and Jeff has recorded … more »

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Unconnected in a World of Digital Connections – Part 3: Trinity, Idolatry, Twitter, and Facebook

In the current blog series on communication technologies, we have sought to bring attention to the way in which the specific form of communication influences both the content and user. This is to say that when technology is used as … more »

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Living In and Stepping Out of Privilege, Part 2

I wrote last week’s discussion concerning privilege and racial reconciliation with no idea of the events of Wednesday, June 17 at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. We mourn with our brothers and sisters who lost their friends and family … more »

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A Life Worth Living

“It would have been better if I’d never been born at all” – George Bailey George Bailey’s iconic utterance, stands as a denial of his greatest gift, his life. His contemplation of suicide is a dismissal of his vocation, especially … more »

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Benefit of the Doubt: An Interview with Greg Boyd

Gregory Boyd is Senior Pastor of Woodland Hills Church and President of ReKnew. We talked about his recent book Benefit of the Doubt: Breaking the Idol of Certainty. This conversation has been edited for print. Adam Joyce: Tell me about why … more »

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Comparative Liturgical Studies

A friend of yours stands at the end of college and has little idea what to do next. She is qualified to do many things, but in the end accepts an associateship with an investment bank. She moves and begins … more »

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The Power of One?

Perhaps you remember when the Army marketing tagline changed a few years ago from “Be All That You Can Be” to “An Army of One.” Every senior Army officer or NCO who talked on or off the record seemed to … more »

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Come & See Reflections

Editor’s Note: What follows are a few reflections by three attendees—Joel Loeb, Robert Burns, and Brian Gray—of the Come & See Vocation Conference in 2013. Each of them grapple and reflect on what a holistic view God’s calling means for … more »

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A Transfigured Home: A Review of The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town, and the Secret of a Good Life, is a heartbreaking and beautiful book. The Little Way is Rod Dreher’s brilliant memoir of his sister’s terrible fight with lung … more »

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Amidst Criticism, the Call to Care for Orphans

When Amber Howard decided to become an adoptive and foster care parent, the last thing she thought she would encounter was judgment. “A lot of people out there are fostering because they feel called to it, but they get looked … more »

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