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Friends & Family

Rise of the nones

I am of the Baby Boomer generation. We have much to be proud of, but much also of which to be ashamed. Our parents…

Friends & Family

Do you think of me differently now?

We sat across from each other in a moment of silence. He had just shared with me some personal struggles. He was confused and…

Bible 101

When church hurts

Church at its best is magnificent: the Word is taught in its truth and purity, ideas about worship and ministry are freely exchanged, leaders…

Friends & Family

Keep praying for your pastor

“It’s a good life.” That’s how a friend of mine who is a pastor describes his career. Isn’t that awesome? At the same time,…

Friends & Family

Time to pray

“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” (Hebrews 13:3). Beheadings,…

Living My Faith

Take your kids church shopping

On New Year’s Eve morning, my home congregation didn’t have a worship service, so my family tried something new. Instead of doing a devotion…

Life’s Challenges

I wish I could disappear when I sin (and why I know I can’t)

In June Tullian Tchividjian, a well-known, often-quoted pastor who loved to preach about God’s unlimited grace, stepped down because of an affair. In typical…

Friends & Family

To the moms who take their squirrely kids to church

Dear Mamas of little ones, I sat behind you in church this week. I saw you struggle with holding two kiddos because the one…

Depression & Anxiety

Getting someone off the ledge

Last month the board that oversees the Golden Gate Bridge approved a $76 million funding plan for a suicide-prevention net. In 2013, 46 people…