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When I write, I try to represent the ordinary person in the pew, which means that, ironically, I’m qualified to write about prayer by being…
Most of the great books on prayer are written by ‘experts’ – monks, missionaries, mystics, saints. I’ve read scores of them, and mainly they make…
Most observers understand the difference between a committed Christian who accepts Jesus as a model for living and a ‘cultural Christian’ who happens to live…
Muslims have great reverence in their prayers but not much intimacy.
Much of the misgiving that Muslims feel for the West stems from our strong emphasis on freedom, always a risky enterprise. I’ve heard some say…
God endorses the confusion and even outrage that we feel when mysterious things happen.
As a nonparent, I stand in awe of parents.
One of the greatest things about writing as a profession is that the words of Tolstoy, Chesterton and Dostoyevsky have lived for a hundred years…
The world says you gain your life by getting more and more and more and more, but Jesus says, ‘No, that leads to death. You…
People instinctively know the difference between something done with a profit motive and something done with a love motive.
It’s too bad prayer comes bundled in a package of ‘spiritual disciplines.’ Really, we should see prayer as a spiritual privilege. We don’t do it…
I have come to know a God of compassion and mercy and love.
I wrote a book on grace, and grace is a free gift, but to receive the gift you have to have your hands open. And…
In some ways, evil is backhanded proof of Gods existence.
When suffering happens, it forces us to confront life in a different way than we normally do.
We’re in a celebrity culture, and when I turn on the news today I hear about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and Paris Hilton and the…
The self-sacrificing, servant aspect of the Christian life has many parallels to parenthood.
The borderlanders are people who are kind of caught in the middle. They think there must be another world out there. There probably is a…
The New Testament persistently presses us upward, toward higher motives for being good.
God already knows the naked truth about us, of course. Why not acknowledge it?
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