Here it is! The 2021 edition of my annual wrap up of books read, books endorsed, and even books destroyed (now there's a first). As I note each year, my choice of reading isn't based on release date, although some listed below are new books for 2021. And for those wondering why I publish this
Interrupt the rush. Take a breath. Reflect There used to be a home improvements store near me that had a big green button in one of its departments. If no assistant was present, you pushed the button, and if you weren’t served within a minute, you got a discount on your purchase. The store’s marketing team
The research is startling. Friendship has been proven to boost our immune system, decrease anxiety and depression, increase our lifespan, and be a buffer against addictions, prejudice and extremism. And yet rates of it are declining in western countries. Why? In this keynote talk for Christian Schools Trust's educators conference, I unpack some of the
Amy Boucher Pye is a retreat leader, spiritual director and author of 7 Ways to Pray, a book exploring time-tested tools for encountering God. When Amy asked me to experiment with the Prayer of Examen, I was excited to test out a new practice. Here's our conversation of how I went and what you can
In the end, our lives won't be measured by our awards or public success, but by our love. And our love is revealed in the stories those closest to us tell of us. My father's life was seemingly small and ordinary. But it mattered. And our small, ordinary lives do too. I hope sharing this
Like many, I watched speechless as events in Afghanistan unfolded. Taliban flags raised over Kabul, desperate crowds chasing planes down runways. Better minds than mine can assign blame. All I’ve been able to do is recall a moment of refuge and turn it into a prayer.
The widely-shared video from an obscure Catholic group is putting the health of many at risk. Here's a few of its wild claims checked.
I'm not here to convince you to get a Covid-19 vaccine, as I have. I am however, begging us all to stop claiming to be immunologists, vaccinologists, public health experts and medical statisticians.
The question isn’t whether we’ll experience hard times in life. Storms will of loss, betrayal, illness or plain old difficulty will come. The question is what will build resilience in us to face those storms without collapsing.