It’s all mercy

This week, several groups in our church began a video study of Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love. In the first session, he posed a good question: How would you pray differently if you first took a little time to consider who it is you’re talking to when you pray? If you...

A Williams and a Wasp

Like many other people, when we heard about Robin Williams’ death yesterday, my wife and I heard it differently than we usually hear celebrity news, even news of celebrity deaths. This news came as the kind of sadness that feels like something just left the room once...

R.T. France on Luke

Luke – R.T. France Teach the Text Commentary Series (Baker: 2013, $39.99) The new commentary on Luke, by the late and industrious commentator on the gospels, R.T. France, is a beautiful book. Not very often does a biblical reference work come in such an attractive...

Letting go of our safe little world

“We have no home in this world, I used to say, and then I’d walk back up the road to this old place and make myself a pot of coffee and a fried-egg sandwich and listen to the radio, when I got one, in the dark as often as not… I didn’t feel very much at home in the...