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The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain is my newest, go to C.S. Lewis recommendation.  If you haven’t read it, you should. Pain is the question of how we reconcile a good, creator-God with our present experience of suffering.  It is a uniquely Judeo-Christian problem.  As always, C.S. Lewis is profound and direct: “to surrender a self-will inflamed … Continue reading

Toe Squat

I occasionally attend a hot yoga class on Mondays at noon.  The particular instructor who teaches the class always begins with the toe squat pose: It may look simple, but don’t let appearances fool you.  After 30 seconds your insides are screaming and groaning, begging you to release your toes from the pressure.  You can’t … Continue reading

And Then What?

I love real movies. What I mean are movies that explore a core aspect of life by telling a story with minimal glitz or glam.  Movies that are hyper-focused, some may say slow-moving or even common.  Movies that capture nuance to uncover the quiet pain and beautiful strength of what it means to be human. … Continue reading

Move it.

Often, in the midst of life’s big decisions and heartache people wonder, Where is God in all this?  Why isn’t He showing up and telling me what to do?  Why isn’t He doing anything to fix it? I agree that it’s hard to believe, let alone tangibly experience, that God is active and moving both … Continue reading

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