My Slow Uncertain Journey Into the Writing Life
Pimps and Johns, Morals and "Messages," Faith Hope, and Divine Partnership
Vita Poetica, Spring 2022
Finding God in Fictional Stories
Authors read the general revelation and from it fashion something true.
Fathom, June 2021
Atticus, Scout, and the Gift of Children
On Reading To Kill a Mockingbird with My Daughter in 2020
Front Porch Republic, March 2021
Body and Soul, In Life and in Death
Helplessness & Human Dignity at the Edges of Life
Plough, January 2021
The Great Life and the Ordinary
Where do I go with my ambition or disappointment if I can’t say with John the Baptist, “He must become greater; I must become less”?
GCD, December 2020
Why We Need the Psalms More Than Ever Before
The psalmists’ cries for deliverance lend their voice when we’ve lost ours
The Gospel Coalition, June 2020
A Resurrection Story
At the end of World War II, Anne was shot in a field and left for dead.
A habit of joy sustained her.
Front Porch Republic, May 2020
A Storied Survivor
For a refugee who's fled a thousand miles, planting flowers is an act of
hope—that you’ll be in one place long enough to see them bloom.
Touchstone, March 2020
Jacob I’ve Loved
Reading Scripture with Imagination
Fathom, March 2020
Cup of Water
A defiant act of mercy during a typhus epidemic.
Christian History Institute, July 2020
On Raising Interdenominational Kids
God has his people everywhere.
Fathom, September 2019
The Rights of Reconciliation
A Review of Charles Marsh's The Beloved Community; How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today
Touchstone, October 2005
Room for Love
A Review of Talitha Stevenson's Novel An Empty Room
Touchstone, May 2005