2020-10-02: My Young Artist Blown away by this drawing my seven-year-old made. When I tried to lay the notebook flat to take a …

2020-09-18: In the End

2020-09-18: It's You Very emotion. Much romantic.

2020-09-18: Get Closer to You Here’s a little love song my wife and I wrote and recorded for a friend’s play when we …

2020-09-11: Driving into the smoke

2020-09-07: Stay-shun A woman on the local NPR station pronounces the word as stay-shun.

2020-08-31: C'mon, man!

2020-08-26: LEGOLAND Ghost Town

2020-08-26: Do we really want to be this kind of people? Don’t mess with fate It’s a double-edged sword That your health can’t afford Separate

2020-08-19: Dystopian glow

2020-08-09: Super Star Here’s my son’s follow-up to the Underground theme: the Super Star theme.

2020-08-08: Dads Gotta Brag My 10-year-old recorded this version of the underground theme from Super Mario Brothers on …

2020-08-01: Prescient Words from 1993 Future historians will wonder how the sexual desires of only three to four percent of the population …

2020-07-18: From Alan Sokal’s parody article in Social Text (1996): “The π of Euclid and the G of Newton, …

2020-06-28: Summer I commissioned my 10-yo to write a song about summer, and this is what he came up with. (I did get …

2020-06-27: My 6-yo made this recap of Return of the Jedi.

2020-06-25: Music is everywhere.

2020-06-23: What I wish for

2020-06-19: My 10-yo’s latest composition

2020-06-12: “Constant cynical criticism is a solvent that can dissolve liberal societies.” The objective of social justice is to deconstruct liberal societies and reconstruct them as social …

2020-06-12: This may be my favorite show ending of all time. (From an episode of the Swedish detective series …

2020-06-09: Bedtime jam Sometimes my boys and I have to lay down a bedtime jam before we say good night.

2020-06-07: My 10-year-old made this on GarageBand. Love the snare fill.

2020-04-25: And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy …

2020-04-25: How my 9-yo has been processing life in the time of Covid-19

2020-04-15: Afternoon coffee Wakes me from my workday dream— A fleeting escape

2020-04-15: Birdsong has replaced The white noise of the office. I do not miss it.

2020-04-08: Augustine on the Sinfulness of Greek Gods Augustine says that by making the Greek gods imperfect, Homer is actually attributing divine …

2019-05-09: Prognosticating the Rise (and Fall) of Pajama Boy Here’s an exchange from a 1987 Firing Line episode where Allan Bloom discusses his book The Closing …

2019-04-30: The Religion of Anti-Racism John McWhorter (Professor of English, Columbia University) on how the modern anti-racism movement is …

2019-02-24: Ranch Dudes Found this old Western gem in my grandmother’s photo collection. Not sure where it was taken or …

2019-02-02: Therefore I Did Not Let You Touch Her But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him, “Behold, you are a dead man …

2019-01-22: People Who Live in Social Media Houses The era of social media has brought about some interesting changes to ordinary life. We live in a …

2019-01-18: Can a poem write itself? Geoffrey Lehmann, in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald: “Poems are always given. You …

2019-01-17: Synthesis Is it greater to analyze Or at one's will recollect? Greater still when these synthesize In the same …

2019-01-17: Simply White Just realized I need to look for a more inclusive toothpaste.

2019-01-17: Coffee with Kendrick Last night I watched part of an interview between Rick Rubin and Kendrick Lamar. I know little about …

2019-01-16: Breaking Up Big Green In 1982, AT&T agreed to break up what for decades had been a monopoly on telephone service in …

2019-01-14: A Trick of Memory Why do some periods of one’s life seem to completely evaporate from memory? My first job was working …

2019-01-13: 24-7 “Who are you?” shouted the man as he raced from his car toward the front door of his house. “What …

2019-01-12: The Players Today I was thinking about what a movie directed by David Lynch that surveyed the current landscape …

2019-01-12: Night breathes her last breath Night breathes her last breath; A skein of geese fly close to us, Honking overhead.  

2019-01-10: Hidden in Christ As an editor, when you’re doing your job well, no one notices you. Let a typo slip through, and …

2019-01-09: Meditations Meditation sounds much more profound than “blog post,” doesn’t it? I don’t write blog posts. I bring …

2019-01-08: Take Heart: You're Worse Than You Think You Are Most people don’t like being told that they’re depraved. Even as a Christian, it took me a while to …

2019-01-07: Free Sermon Ideas, Installment #1 I follow a lot of pastors on Twitter and thought I’d try to be helpful and come up with some sermon …

2019-01-06: Just One More, Dad I tell my boys a bedtime story almost every night. Assuming that I started telling stories when my …

2019-01-05: Fear of the Blank Mind It’s taken me five days to get to this point—to the point where I feel like all I can write about is …

2019-01-04: Stepping Out of the Shadows I occasionally see people post 280-character screeds on Twitter about why they’re anonymous—how …

2019-01-04: A Few Drops Most days, My thoughts Run off like rainwater And head for deeper earth. But today I place a small …

2019-01-02: Memorymeld I have lived in six different cities for a considerable length of time. When I have lived in a place …

2019-01-01: Egypt Is Switzerland, Spiritually Speaking In the time of Judah’s captivity in Babylon, the LORD tells the remnant not to go to Egypt. When …

2018-12-10: Have an Escape Plan Whenever someone is banned from Twitter, people understandably voice their incredulity and outrage. …

2018-11-12: Calvin: 'We are left with no share in good works of any kind' When the Lord identifies these two things in the conversion of his people—the removal of ‘their …

2018-11-11: Spill Bill My 5-year-old went a little Tarantino at the end of his stop-motion video.

2018-09-02: One of the things I abhor about commercial Christianity is the way the shareholders and content …

2018-08-22: Sometimes simple is best.

2018-05-06: Concert List Tesla, Firehose Saturday June 13, 1992 Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX The Black …

2018-01-24: A Tangled Web of Grace On Saturday, Ann Voskamp published a blog post entitled a mosaic of grace. In it, she apologizes for …

2017-12-16: Sproul's Comments against Federal Vision at the 2007 PCA General Assembly It’s R.C. Sproul, Central Florida Presbytery, speaking against the motion. I think we’re …

2017-01-28: California Hootenanny vimeo.com/201470360 Who says Californians can’t hoof it like a hillbilly?

2016-06-13: A Few Editorial Observations on Owen Strachan's Writing Style I am not a theologian. And while I don't believe that the study of Scripture and doctrine should be …

2013-06-20: I’ll take a large Coke and some Junior Mints with that sermon, please. Superman is not Jesus Christ. In fact, in case you weren’t aware, Superman doesn’t even exist. If …

2013-04-13: When Shepherds Are Replaced by CEOs A few months ago, I heard a segment on the podcast Fighting for the Faith that sheds light on the …

2009-04-25: Genetically-Approved Marriage   The Samaritans are a fascinating people. Once a group that numbered up to a million people in …

2009-01-28: Remembering Remembering Plato As much as I appreciate and enjoy art, there are times when I walk perfunctorily through a museum or …