Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Fellowship of Saints and Sinners

Books and Articles

Grace Sticks: The Bumper Sticker Gospel for Restless Souls, Cascade, October 2013.

Facebook’s ‘Disappearing Mothers': The New Form of Women’s Self-Effacement?,” The Washington Post Social Reader (September 16, 2012)

“Damaris Who?,” Arise (September 1, 2011)

“The Gospel on Morphine?,” Touchstone Magazine (Jan/Feb 2008)

“Always On the Way: Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Perpetual Progress’ and Implications for the Church,” Theology Today (July 2008)

John Spalding and Kristina Robb-Dover, “Are Marriages Made in Heaven, or Hell?,” SoMA Review (February 14, 2006)

“Psyched for Ministry,” Christian Century (November 29, 2005)

“The Good Death:  Reflections of a Hospice Chaplain,“ SoMA Review (October 24, 2005)

Previous Posts

Lessons from the Valley of the Shadow of Death
Just over six months ago, a member of our congregation announced he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: Steve Hayner, the outgoing president of Columbia Theological Seminary, and his wife Sharol, have come to be most associated in my mind with joy; yet Steve's announcement could not have been

posted 6:16:41pm Nov. 12, 2014 | read full post »

The Prodigal God—Inspirations from Tim Keller's Book
I've missed you! The challenge of writing for a full-time job is that it can relegate recreational writing to a distant backseat. But I want to keep coming back to this intersection, because I find that when I'm away from it, my capacity to carve out space for reflection and find spiritual breathing

posted 10:04:03am Nov. 01, 2014 | read full post »

The Neuroscience of Temptation
It's been too long. I hope you're enjoying God and life. That next book I'm working on is now evolving into a book about addiction and mental illness—and how churches can and must learn to love and wel

posted 1:52:23am Oct. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Brokenness—as Creative Tension?
This morning a meditation from Paula Ripple's Growing Strong at Broken Places sparks some thoughts about embracing brokenness as the very site where God seeks to form us, like a master po

posted 10:13:15am Oct. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Mental Health Break—The Worship Service To End All Worship Services
It's been a while since we've had a mental health break. As a little bit of comic relief at the start of another work week, this clip from a worship service somewhere in America comes from saint and sinner Paul. The comments from readers are just about as funny as the weird break dancing routine in

posted 2:12:30am Sep. 30, 2014 | read full post »


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