The grammar of prayer

We are talking to God as a family and, more to the point, my son and his one-year old sister are being soaked in a Christian grammar.

After birth

I fell deep and headlong into a pothole: preparing for the birth of my first child, but not what came afterward.

Christophobia: Holy Innocents, past and present

The Herodian thirst for power led to countless children being baptized by blood, a baptism our Lord himself would escape only for a season (it was necessary first for him to be baptized in water to fulfill all righteousness).

On begetting a son

Begetting is baked into our nature. It is part of the goodness of the created order: to procreate is to partake in the blessing of God (Gen. 1:28).