Halloween: Trick or Treat? from 10ofthose.com on Vimeo . i was asked recently by an acquaintance if our family goes trick-or-treating. the question was asked with all the crushing weight of evangelical guilt, as if my whole christian witness relied on my correctly answering this loaded question. i, of course, answered with a robust "of course we do!," because i refuse to be painted into a cultural box by my Christian comrades, and i even went on to explain my rationale, that i think Christians would do much better by being present with our culture, rather than cutting ourselves off from it while pointing at it and calling it all sorts of horrible names. i want to be a light in the darkness! and i want to teach my children the same. i said all of that, more or less. but i wish i had seen this video at that time, because i would have instantly pulled it up on my phone and showed it to my guilt-laden conversation partner, who finally admitted to almost secretly tak
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