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We don’t know how to agree with people we agree with.
We are reminded daily that our country is riven by disagreements and that we have little hope of crossing the many cultural, political, moral, and religious divides. It’s perhaps no coincidence that our culture of division has lost its grip on what unity and agreement might look like—even among those on “our side” of the ideological chasm. The standard operating procedure seems to be... [Read more]
“Give me, therefore, wisdom and knowledge to govern this people, for otherwise who could rule this vast people of yours?” (2 Chr 1:9–10)
Ascending the throne of Israel, Solomon trembled inside. King David, Solomon’s father, had ruled a united Israel for thirty years. He spent much of that time expanding his borders and expelling rival tribes, which unsurprisingly involved scandal, a large deal of violence, and unflinching boldness. Isn’t... [Read more]
“The Light of the World”
Why do you knock like a guest long forgotten?
The door remains locked, its heavy frame rotten,
While a tangle of vines adorns lintel and post.
I come to awaken my slumbering host.
Why do you stand on this hard frozen ground
Through the night while the darkness of winter surrounds?
Even earth’s heaven has clouded its face
I come bringing light to Eve’s fading race.
Why do you come wearing... [Read more]