Book Update and Recent Articles

As I know many have inquired about it’s release — my book Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care will be released on April 30th, and is now available for preorder on Amazon! Tony Reinke from desiring God offered a very gracious compliment about the book today. Also, over the past…

Evidence for Humility

On Facebook, a colleague of mine once listed her religion as “evidence-based medicine.” I recoiled at the outright declaration of idolatry. . . but I secretly admired her dedication, and through my actions, I assumed the same stance. While medical giants of old founded their practice on theory and the ways of revered mentors, I…

Borne Back Ceaselessly

I returned to a hospital corridor a few weeks ago. It was like wrapping in a favorite garment, its thread familiar to your contours, your own scent lingering in its weave. . . only to discover it no longer belongs to you. I was there to work not as a clinician, but as a friend,…

Writing on Depression; Talking about Homeschooling

Depression has spiritual ramifications, often steeping sufferers into a despair that threatens faith. Unfortunately, while as Christians we rush to support neighbors through hospitalizations for other medical conditions, with depression we often fall short. My most recent article on TGC explores how to love our neighbor in depression: Why Christian Love Matters in Depression On…

Pilgrim Radio Interview

I had the privilege to discuss advance directives and end-of-life care with Bill Feltner at Pilgrim Radio. The interview will air this Thursday, June 28th, at 2:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 9:30 PM Pacific Time:

The Only Freedom from Remorse

My next Desiring God wrestles with guilt that runs deep, and the freedom that God pours out upon us through Jesus. The Only Freedom from Remorse

Excellent Devotion for Healthcare Professionals Raising a Family

I receive a lot of questions from residents and medical students about the tension between work and family. The CMDA posted a devotion recently that poignantly and thoughtfully addresses this issue. Bottom line, we must always ask ourselves for *whom* we work and sacrifice. CMDA Nov 28 Devotion  

How Surgery Prepared Me (and Didn’t) for Homeschooling

In many ways, my career ill-equipped me for homeschooling. Surgery is all about protocol. In an emergency, when the blood pools on the floor, the blood pressure on the monitor drops, and panic swells in the room, surgical training teaches you to lean into procedure. You cut out the noise, ablate the chaos from your…

Workplace Idolatry

My next Desiring God article will ruin my reputation. Which is precisely the point. Find it here: Idolatry at the Office: Confessions of a Workaholic