Terror, Trauma, and Better Questions

Last week Ed Stetzer, director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, was interviewed by NPR about the white evangelical presence at the U.S. Capitol insurrection. It’s obvious that, for Stetzer, this is a catastrophic moment which requires serious reflection and blunt questions. He asks, “How did we get here? How were we so … Continue reading Terror, Trauma, and Better Questions

Acknowledgment is better than ignorance. Confession is even better.

This was first published in my newsletter earlier this year. I’m sure some of you saw the new research about Christians and racial justice released by Barna this week. Here are a few relevant sections: There is actually a significant increase in the percentage of practicing Christians who say race is “not at all” a … Continue reading Acknowledgment is better than ignorance. Confession is even better.

Why this time might be different.

I wrote this earlier this year for my newsletter. I spent this week with my family in Wisconsin, mostly unplugged. One afternoon we visited a small bookshop in downtown Woodstock, IL, just across the border. It was my first time in an independent book store since March and, despite masking-up before entering, it felt great … Continue reading Why this time might be different.