Tears were flowing off my face as I knelt at the altar. I was thankful to be the only one at the church that day, because I desperately needed to let everything out. With my face to the floor, I sobbed and prayed and anguished … Continue readingFinding the Straight and Narrow
I am a male American of mixed-European descent. My skin is about as white as skin can get. If anyone should be awarded this elusive “white privilege” that I keep hearing about, surely it would be me. I have been told I already have it. … Continue readingWHAT PRIVILEGE?
When a Christian couple gets married, a phrase often on the lips of well-wishers is, “When do you want to start having kids?” This question assumes that the newly wedded couple will be using some method to control how many children they want to birth … Continue readingThe Misconception of Contraception
My wife and I had the experience of witnessing a conversation at a Christmas party gone wrong. A retired CRC pastor told the out-of-town friend of the hosts that he shouldn’t be pursuing the call of a pastor without first going to seminary. This was … Continue readingNo M.Div. Required
My marriage had largely ceased at this point. My wife had sat me down and declared she was done. She wanted a divorce. There was no convincing her otherwise. Our marriage was in decay for years, struck low by the death of our daughter, and … Continue readingBeauty for Ashes