Why I Dropped the Label Evangelical

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days:   Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Marilee slept late this morning. At 7:30, I rubbed her shoulder as she lay curled up under the covers on her side. When she opened her eyes, though, I could tell she… Read more →

Are You an Anxious Person?

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Friday, October 13, 2017 I’ve written a gazillion times about how my enduring concern for Penny is friendship. I now realize I’m praying for good friends for all our kids, and making and keeping good friends is… Read more →

When Your Daughter with Down Syndrome Changes Who You Are and other thoughts on mass incarceration, limiting technology, and hurricanes

As many of you know, I stopped blogging two years ago, mostly because blogging consumed the time that I had for writing, and I chose to write books instead of blog posts. But I still enjoy sharing thoughts with readers in a more immediate way, so I have been using my Facebook author Page to share book recommendations, reflections on… Read more →

“How Does Racism Relate to Privilege? And Other Thoughts on Boarding School, the Whole 30, and Julian of Norwich

As many of you know, I stopped blogging two years ago, mostly because blogging consumed the time that I had for writing, and I chose to write books instead of blog posts. But I still enjoy sharing thoughts with readers in a more immediate way, so I have been using my Facebook author Page to share book recommendations, reflections on… Read more →

Why We Must Insist Upon Knowledge Tethered to Love (Reflection Three on Love and Knowledge and a Baby Girl with Down Syndrome)

I was invited to share some thoughts on disability and theology with the student body of St. Paul’s School, a boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire. I offered three reflections on the theme of love and knowledge, along with three readings. I have modified them slightly for this blogging format, but I wanted to share the thoughts with you. Here’s… Read more →

What if Usefulness is Not the Measure of our Humanity? (Reflection Two on Love and Knowledge and a Baby Girl with Down Syndrome)

I was invited to share some thoughts on disability and theology with the student body of St. Paul’s School, a boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire. I offered three reflections on the theme of love and knowledge, along with three readings. I have modified them slightly for this blogging format, but I wanted to share the thoughts with you. Here’s… Read more →