Good(?) Grief

For some, this holiday season will be the first without their husband, wife, sister, child, grandparent, beloved aunt, fun uncle, sibling-like cousin, life-long friend. The aching void left by death and separation throbs like nothing else during the holidays. I think it is supposed to feel that way. … More Good(?) Grief

The Gospely Goodness of Christmas

Look around you; people everywhere are trying to celebrate. People are going out of their way to be cheerful, as though they can will it into existence. This is why I have such a problem with grumps who think the season begins with Black Friday. Everyday should be Christmas season. I know that may sound a little ridiculous but the spirit of Christmas centers on the gospel. … More The Gospely Goodness of Christmas

Gravity

I was considering the dispositions of people the other day, thinking through the implications of optimism, melancholy, dependence, insecurity, confidence, happiness, and the like, and a question sprung to mind: What does it look like to embrace our dispositions? … More Gravity