Donald Miller Rarely Goes to Church, and I Can Relate

Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, made a lot of people mad on Monday when he wrote that he doesn't go to traditional church services very often. He explained that he connects to God better though work than through song. Some people were outraged. Others were politely disconcerted. Miller responded with another post, clarifying… Continue reading Donald Miller Rarely Goes to Church, and I Can Relate

Gary Thomas on Love and Desire

Author Gary Thomas recently posted an excellent blog series on the differences between love and desire. He introduces his topic this way: When an immature 29-year-old soul proclaims, “I love him; I really love him!” she may well be speaking with a five year old’s heart: “I love candy; I really love candy!” Our culture… Continue reading Gary Thomas on Love and Desire

True King of the Wild Things

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recently wrote a blog entry titled "What Maurice Sendak Can Teach the Church." Maurice Sendak, who just died, doesn’t seem, at first glance, to have much to teach Christians. After all, he was an atheist with a cynical outlook and a foul mouth. But underneath all of… Continue reading True King of the Wild Things