March 5, 2020

What does it mean to be “great?”  We often use words like “great” and “good” very casually in our society.  We talk about “great meals,” “good news,” and “great people.”  Not surprisingly, our casual usage of these terms often belies a lack of a solid or agreed upon de...

February 7, 2020

Recently, I had the privilege of attending a conference at which the keynote speaker was Eric Metaxas.  Metaxas is growing in prominence as an astute historian and cultural critic.  Some of his most famous works include biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, William Wilbe...

December 11, 2019

December is upon us and all around is the air of anticipation.  There are of course a multitude of objects pulling and tugging for our affections in this regard.  There’s the longing for a time of rest, delicious food, leisure time with family and friends, and the joys...

November 13, 2019

What is a hero?  Who are your heroes and why?  Why does it matter as an educator and a parent?  As our country (and many countries around the world) celebrated different versions of Veterans Day this week, I have been spending some time reflecting upon its significance...

October 30, 2019

Have you ever heard of the expression, “A Taste of Heaven?” or “A Piece of Heaven?”  While I do not know the exact origin of this, I am quite confident of the worldview from which it sprung.  It is only in the Biblical worldview of heaven in which the idea has groundin...

October 10, 2019

This is an important question, profoundly important in fact. When you read the title, a variety of memories or feelings come to the surface. It may be a conversation with your child from this morning, a frustration you have expressed when watching the news, or working...