Sitting in a Good Friday service at the cathedral, I’m trying to hold it together. Rejected in a relationship. Uncertain about my job. Lost.
First Sunday of Lent: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
Over the six weeks of Lent, I invite you to journey along the road Jesus took to the cross. We’ll be stopping at six of the stations on which Christians have reflected over the centuries to remember what happened along the path from Gethsemane to Calvary.
The Legacy of Kuyper
The sixth and concluding post in a series drawing from and interacting with Richard Mouw’s Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction (Eerdmans, 2011). Stay tuned for additional series by Dan Jesse applying Kuyper’s insights to our context in higher education. We must continue to move forward in the tradition put forth by Luther. The Reformation has a […]
To Will One Thing; A Lenten Reflection on Matthew 4:1-11
Soren Kierkegaard famously said, “purity of heart is to will one thing.” To center back on our call to will one thing, namely the will of God, is the chief purpose of Lent. This week’s gospel reading comes from Matthew 4:1-11. It’s the scene of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. The Liar and Destroyer tempts […]
Becoming a Thoughtful Christian in the Secular Academy
One month ago yesterday I walked the stage to pick up a diploma in Religious Studies at a secular institution. And I’m a stronger Christian than ever. In the Religious Studies department at the University of Montana I learned how to study history with careful eyes, how to debate subtle philosophy with gentleness and confidence, […]