The Blind Side of Things

There is a messy reality about life that we Christians too easily wish to whitewash and pretend is not real. For some reason it appears to me that conservative Christianity in the modern era is far more concerned with a kind of piety that seeks to categorize life in neat little boxes and drawers. The READ MORE

Selected Books on Leadership (May 2012)

A good friend of mine reached out to me earlier this week asking what resources I have been reading lately on leadership. I get questions like this a lot, and not just about leadership, but issues relating to culture, the spiritual life, theology and so forth. I also get lots of questions about news sources READ MORE

On Noble Things Men Stand

Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of my most beloved heroes. A German pastor and professor who gave his life to the cause of opposing Hitler and the Nazi regime, his legacy is vast. On April 6, 1943, Bonhoeffer was arrested by the Gestapo, largely due to his efforts to rescue Jewish friends and family and help READ MORE

Reflections on a Martyr on Independence Day

Just finishing the last pages of Eric Metaxas’ masterful biography on one of my heroes, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, entitled, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Fittingly, today, July 4, a day in which we American’s celebrate our nation’s birth, I close the book reading of Bonhoeffer’s execution at Flossenb├╝rg concentration camp. Bonhoeffer was the greatest of READ MORE