Two Years After the Earthquake

My thoughts, prayers, and work, my sadness and hope, are with people in Haiti today. I’ll be there all next week. A few links while reflecting on the earthquake and the two years since: 1. Today I did a “two years later” interview on Patheos that is...

The Better Beard at Christmas

(Wrote this for InterVarsity’s blog.) I’ve never donned a beard or red suit for Christmas. So far that’s my personal line. But something happens when you have kids. Categories of cool, kitsch, hip, tacky, etc., no longer matter much. It’s a short distance from...

A Poem for Shel Silverstein

Just read Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends with my five-year-old daughter. Somehow I’d never read his poems before, not as a kid or adult. What a delight. Look forward to reading more with my kids (though I did skip a poem now and then)....