Year: 2021

Consoling the Heart
Featured, Writings

Consoling the Heart

Fare Forward, Issue 11 It may sound like I’m trying to smuggle classical conceptions of rationality into contemporary notions of emotional awareness: Brené Brown cloaked under Aristotelian virtue ethics or Augustinian moral psychology. Perhaps I am doing some smuggling. But I do think that wisdom applied to action trains our unformed and unruly desires. It invites us […]

Read More
The Problem with À La Carte Politics
Writings

The Problem with À La Carte Politics

Christianity Today, March 2021 A few months before the 1996 election, a stack of voting guides showed up at my nondenominational church in suburban Chicago. The guides contained candidates’ headshots and positions on a series of hot-button political issues, including abortion, homosexuality, and congressional term limits. Our church was one of approximately 125,000 to receive […]

Read More
Podcast: On Racism and the American Church: Jemar Tisby
Featured, Podcast

Podcast: On Racism and the American Church: Jemar Tisby

Call & Character, season 2 | episode 1, January 14, 2021 On January 6, white nationalists stormed the US Capitol—many of them carrying banners with phrases like “Jesus Saves” and “Make America Godly Again.” Various symbols and icons could be seen in the swarming crowds, including a ten-foot crucifix that rioters placed in the middle […]

Read More