happy blogiversery

Today marks three years for this blog! (And tomorrow involves a birthday with more threes…….heaven help us.) Here’s a look back…..

Ten of the posts I like best, for one reason or another:

Do we really want a country of McChurches?

The story is bigger than our short-term happiness.

Can Christians drink?

A Holiday Tip.

“Leadership” means dealing with reality—including conflict.

eHarmony: I’m not a fan.

If you must read “The Shack“……

On preaching politics from the pulpit….

Why I’d rather work for men.

An open letter to Tim Keller.

Ten of the posts that received the most feedback, on or off-line:

Apparently …


shacked up

I’m a literary snob. It can’t be blamed entirely on my private school English Lit degree; even as a child I eschewed Nancy Drew for Agatha Christie (thus learning words like “eschew”) and the passing years have only made me more selective. Life is too short to read bad books, so I usually avoid Christian fiction.

Thus I planned to skip The Shack, even when people I respect began endorsing it and my church in California invited the author to speak at weekend services. But when it escaped the Christian bubble and millions of secular readers launched its current climb up the best seller lists, it became more than …