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Broken Bodies: The Consolation of Ash Wednesday

I Felt My Body Betray Me — through Injury or Illness. I was Supposed to be in Control.

The Purpose Driven Job

Why Would You Sacrifice So Much for Your Work? Because It’s Not a Job, It’s a Calling.

Finding Meaning in the Boxing Ring of Life

Meaning is not a Recompense of Karmic Success. Meaning, like Life, is a Gift.

The Comfort of Not Being Our Own

“If You are What You Do and You Do Poorly, What Then? It’s Over; You’re Wiped Out.”

The Gift of Life: Suffering, Worth, and the Self

We often Intuit that It Isn’t Our Faith but Our Very Selfhood that is Under Assault

New Year, Same Us. Again.

On Resolutions, Cynicism, and the Gradual Experience of Redemption

Confessions of a Former Youth Minister

Maybe We Were Closer to the Truth Then Than I Am Now. Closer to the Place Where God Resides.

Envying the “Other Me”

Am I the Only One Who Thinks About that Other Me, Living that Other Life?

Work is All We Have

We are Stewards of Our Lives, Not Their Makers.

Halloween: A Recess for the Buffered Self

On Re-Learning to Live as “Porous Selves”

Confessions From Social Media’s Dr. Frankenstein

On The Social Dilemma and the Endless Struggle to Think Well of Ourselves

Google’s Search to Know Me: Social Media Algorithms and Being Known by God

“You Search Out My Path And My Lying Down And Are Acquainted With All My Ways.”