On Accidentally Smashing One’s Idols

I broke my smartphone, but not on purpose. Perhaps it should have been on purpose- as someone prone to the perils of workaholism, I had developed the tendency to check the thing far more than necessary.  It wasn’t the smartphone’s fault; before, when I had been the slightly embarrassed owner of a more conventional and less tricked-out flip phone, my […]

Lessons from the Front Pew

I’m a convert to Catholicism, but I bring with me many of the traits that marked my life as an evangelical: a deep love of scripture, a desire to evangelize, and the tendency to sit toward the back of the Church.  Like many others, I hold that the paradoxical subconscious view that the best seats at any public gathering are […]