The Kindness of God and His People (When Corona Interrupts Your Plans Part 2)

The people of God are kind. Maybe not everyone can say that. I realize that many nurse hurts and many of their hurts are inflicted by God’s people. But for this moment, I want to write of the kindness I tasted recently. Sometimes, I find it easier to write about the hard things. Sometimes I … More The Kindness of God and His People (When Corona Interrupts Your Plans Part 2)

When Saying Yes Hurts (or When Corona Interrupts Your Plans)

I was ticked off, wishing that someone would pick a fight with me just so I could tell them off. I went for a run in the forest and considered chucking stones at trees. I didn’t. The anger gives way to tears. Beneath the topsoil of frustration is the subsoil of sadness. I wasn’t on … More When Saying Yes Hurts (or When Corona Interrupts Your Plans)

Good Friday

It’s Good Friday. I’m sitting in my apartment in Germany. A pandemic is shaking the world, and many thoughts are in my heart. I have been homesick lately, places wafting in my memory. I’ve been wanting to visit that library, hike on those trails, and get food from that restaurant which are all a continent … More Good Friday

What Teaching “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is Teaching Me

I didn’t want to write this blog post. Perhaps it is the same sense of dread 11th grade American Literature teachers feel when it comes time to teach Puritan preacher Jonathan Edwards. This week, I taught his famous (or infamous) sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” I did not dread teaching him, … More What Teaching “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is Teaching Me