In the Image

Often when we talk about what it is that makes us human, we talk about how we are different than other animals. We talk about upright posture, language, culture, self transcendence and so on. Our concern seems to be to articulate and establish our distance from animals.  Theologically speaking what makes us human, what makes […]

Getting It Right

I  remember being 18, 20, 24 years old and wanting desperately to get it right. And by “it” I mean my life, all of it: school future career family church all the big problems of the world I struggled with what  I could do about war, poverty, discrimination and all the other tough problems. Was […]

Not failing

“What would you do if you knew you would not fail?” Have you heard or seen that question? What is your answer? Can you answer it? I can’t. Every time I see that question, I’m stumped. I simply cannot imagine not failing. I have no idea what life without failure would look like. Part of […]