Rebirth

“How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” (John 3:4 NIV) There is a curious element of rebirth. In order to curiously poke out to see what life is, it first must die….

The Romance of Orthodoxy

There were many Christian scholars I was introduced to in college. It wasn’t until after college though, that I was introduced to the words of G.K. Chesterton, in James Bryan Smith’s biography of Rich Mullins. I first read about Chesterton in The Christian Imagination. There I learned of the man…

Shalom

When people of Jewish faith greet one another with “Shalom,” they aren’t simply saying, “Peace.” This Hebrew word means much more than that. Shalom means “May you live in anticipation of that day when God makes all things whole again.” What the prophets are describing in the imagery of the…

Happy New Decade!

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 It’s a new year, and a new decade (depending when you start counting decades). Though it’s just another day, I like the idea of…