With Great Power…

With Great Power…

One shouldn’t be surprised when one hears that a 95-year-old man has passed away, but there are certain bigger-than-life persons whose death will always surprise you. I was surprised to hear about the death of Stan Lee, one of the founders of Marvel comics and...
Wising Up

Wising Up

In the introduction to his book The Longing for Home, Frederick Buechner writes: Time, like the receding waters of the ocean, bears all of us who are time’s children farther and farther away from the near shore and closer and closer to those mysterious depths...
The Sacred in the Beautiful

The Sacred in the Beautiful

Confession is good for the soul, I have been told. So I shall indulge. How often have you looked at a piece of Christian art or product and cringed because it is just so much kitsch? I confess right now that I have, and it saddens me. Why is it that we, who have a...