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Making Mud Pies in the Slum

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I can’t remember the first time I read C.S. Lewis’ mud pies in the slum analogy, but I will never forget the imagery: It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a s...

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Where's Jesus?


My wife loves food, but she’s a picky eater. And a dish’s appearance often depends on her mood. Recently, after a long day of self-quarantining, toddler-chasing, homeschooling, and lunch-skipping, I cooked dinner for my exhausted wife. I take pride in preparing home-cooked hamburgers. I won’t gush or boast about it here, but nobody in my family complains. Everyone...

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Emotions: An Invitation

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As a counselor, I see anxiety, sorrow and grief attached to many of the circumstances that bring people into my office -- or currently, to my computer screen. Whether it’s the grief of sudden loss, the sorrow of a broken relationship, or anxieties related to safety and stability, counseling often looks like shining light into the darkness of someone’s life. Helping the...

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Glory and Clutter


The Gospel is good news for bad people from a surprising God. It shocks us. It offends us. It humbles us. And it transforms us. But sometimes…it bores us. Or rather, we become bored with it. That’s our fault...

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Drone Shot of My Yacht


David Geffen is a billionaire. I don't begrudge him his wealth. God grants the power to accumulate wealth--or lose it. But in a cringe-worthy, tone-deaf moment, Mr. Geffen posted a picture on his Instagram account that is likely to follow him forever....

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Good News to Settle Your Heart


There’s a scene in The Fellowship of the Ring where Strider asked Frodo, “Are you frightened?” Frodo answers, “Yes,” and Strider says, “Not nearly frightened enough. I know what hunts you.”...

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The Good Life Vlog | Pt. IV

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Check out the final piece to our Good Life Vlog series! So far we've been encouraged by the fact that God is sovereign, God is wise, and... watch the vlog to catch the final point!...

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