In Case You Didn’t Already Know, I Wrote an Advent Book

The season of Advent starts this Sunday, November 27th. For those unfamiliar, Advent is a season that begins four Sundays prior to Christmas, with each week focusing on the themes of hope, peace, joy, and love. It’s a time to prepare for the celebration to come and to invite reflection on how and why weContinue reading “In Case You Didn’t Already Know, I Wrote an Advent Book”

Four Weeks Book Excerpt: Scent

Below is an excerpt from my new Advent ebook, Four Weeks: Reflections for Advent. When I began seminary, I bought a pine forest-scented candle for my apartment. That summer I had discovered how watching a burning flame had the power to quiet my soul and help center my attention on my own thoughts. Candles haveContinue reading “Four Weeks Book Excerpt: Scent”

No Perfect Time Book Excerpt: Darren

The following is an excerpt from No Perfect Time: Brief Essays on Life and Faith. Today marks 20 years since the events described in this essay, and I wanted to mark this important day by sharing it. While I was in college, I joined a fraternity. A lot of people who have never been inContinue reading “No Perfect Time Book Excerpt: Darren”