The Light at the End of the Yule Blog
Christmas is important to Christians because from their point of view the Baby Jesus is the meaning of Christmas, and the meaning of Christmas is the meaning of life.
How Real Is the Meaning?
The Gospels occupy a kind of center point in human culture as a whole: products of a particular time and place, but comprehensible to all.
Sitting in Darkness, Blogging the Light
If we leave religion out of our national conversation, we end up with a vapid conversation that doesn’t address the deepest realities that move most of the people in this country.
The Mother of All Meaning
To get any insight at all into what Jesus’ childhood and upbringing were like, you have to do something that sometimes makes Protestants uncomfortable: study Mary.
The flawed human race, trapped in a cycle of cascading pain and wrong is what, and who, God is bound and determined to love; the question is how can He do it?
One for All
The Christmas story suggests that we can somehow try both to be loyal members of our nations, our families, our tribes—and also to reach out to the broader human community of which we are also a part.
Meaning in 3-D
That little baby lying so cutely in the manger is the biggest trouble maker in world history, and the shocking claims that Christianity makes about who He is and what He means irritate and antagonize people all over the world.
Theists and atheists are different. While both groups think life means something, they understand that meaning in different ways.
The Meaning of Christmas
Why do Christians and so many other people believe in an invisible Ruler and Creator of the universe—and then how does the Christian idea of God differ from the others?
The Hinge of Fate
Today is Holy Innocents’ Day. Right at the beginning of His life on earth, Jesus was at the place where hope and death meet.