Who are You With?

When I was about 17 years old, I was walking after midnight with three younger friends down Armitage Avenue in Humboldt Park in Chicago. We were going to our family’s little apartment. As we were walking, we ran into a group of about 20 guys who I could tell were tough. I wasn’t sure they […]

What is the Cost of Compassion?

Compassion is good, right and noble. We have to realize, though, that caring for people always has a price tag. Stopping to mend broken hearts and shattered lives requires an investment of time and other resources. Many individuals and churches don’t want to pour themselves into people who are “unclean” and take so long to […]

One Key Element to a Life of Faith

Many people want to live a life of faith, but few people are actually doing it. There are all kinds of reasons for this. Some of us are scared, some entitled, and others just addicted to comfort. But there is also an element of faith I think most of us are missing — grace. Stories […]