The Voice of the Old Testament

By Christopher Seitz One of my goals in college was to get the grades necessary to apply to a top law school. I happened to take a course in Old Testament, and the professor asked me to stay on and be a tea... Read More...

The End of the World as We Know It?

By Matthew Kemp Several years ago, I came across an interesting collection of photos, which were sort of “then and now” pictures from sites of various battles from World War I. Someone had placed pictures of... Read More...

Losses at the Holidays

By Marisa Crofts Some of us have lost family members. Some of us have lost jobs. All of us have lost something at some point this past year, whether that’s a favorite hobby or just time with friends. Going into the holiday season, these losses tend to pa... Read More...

Movement of Unity

By Christopher Wells Approaching the end of this strange year, it has felt momentous to us at TLC to plan boldly for the future, as we have done in Strategic Plan 2020. Shepherded to completion by our board ... Read More...

The Four Last Things Redux

By Hannah Bowman The traditional “four last things” of Advent — death, judgment, heaven, and hell — direct Christians’ attention to the world to come. But these Advent themes speak as well to the work alrea... Read More...

God is Now

By Chip Prehn The season of Advent is full of warnings, but in A.D. 2020 there is a diffuse perfume of apocalypse in the air.  The plague appears to be spreading.  The economy is uncertain.  Many sectors have gone flat.  Others are skyrocketing.  What’s goi... Read More...

Celebrating Christmas in Advent

By Neal Michell I have a confession to make: I have already put up our Christmas tree... and our outdoor lights... and I was singing Christmas carols while doing so. In fact, they were all put up before the ... Read More...

On Being Other-Worldly

By Joey Royal In 430, as the elderly Augustine lay dying, Vandals were sieging his North African city of Hippo. He spent those final days alone, in prayer, surrounded by the words of penitential psalms writt... Read More...