Tag: Discipleship

Among Us in the Shadows

“But among you stands one you do not know” (John 1:26). We’ve all experienced it. A long lost friend you haven’t heard from in years suddenly calls you up. He’s cheerful and so thrilled to be reconnecting. You get caught up on each other’s lives, and the conversation […]

Letters Mingle Souls

“Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. For, thus friends absent speak.”  —John Donne  As part of my doctoral thesis project at Northern Seminary I am exploring the role of letter writing in pastoral care and spiritual formation. In the ancient world, letter writing was a preeminent way pastors […]