Out of the Depths I Cry to You

My next article on Desiring God discusses how the Psalms offer hope when we need it most, yet are least able to grasp it: while struggling in the shadows of depression. Out of the Depths I Cry to You

Book Review: Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia

I was honored to write a review for Dr John Dunlop’s new book on grappling with dementia while following Christ. The book is both informative and sensitive, and I’d highly recommend it. The review appears at The Gospel Coalition: Dignity in Dementia

Big Kids Should Cry More

My next article on Desiring God is now up. This one discusses our culture’s tendency to equate weeping with weakness, and how the Bible redirects us. Big Kids Should Cry More

God Desires Your Heart, Not Your Degree

Discussions with a few readers struggling with the competitiveness and focus on self-promotion in their studies inspired my next article on desiring God:  God Wants Your Heart, Not Your Degree I’ve experienced first hand the murkiness that arises when we endeavor toward a God-honoring pursuit, but must do so within a system mired in idolatry….

My Forthcoming Book!

I’ve received the okay to announce that I’m writing a book for Crossway on end-of-life care through a Christian lens. It’s intended for laypeople, and Lord willing will be on shelves sometime in 2019.  The tentative title is Neither Life nor Death: A Practical Guide for Christians on End-of-Life Critical Care. The literally hundreds of…

The Quiet Plague of Painkillers

My next article now appears on desiring God. This was a challenging topic for me to tackle; I hope it speaks to others. The Quiet Plague of Painkillers: The Opioid Epidemic in America  

He Loves You Even More Than I Do

My next desiring God article is up. This one I wrote out of compulsion. He Loves You Even More Than I Do: Letter to My Children Excerpt: “He knows your every whim and fingerprint, and reigns over every cloud above you, every wave into which you venture (Matthew 10:30; Psalm 139:1–12). As you stumble through…

A Critical Care Surgeon Meets the Great Physician

My testimony appears in the March 2017 issue of Christianity Today. This is very close to my heart; I pray the Lord uses it to encourage others. A Critical Care Surgeon Meets the Great Physician

Christian, Your Pain Is Never Punishment

New article on desiring God: Christian, Your Pain Is Never Punishment “… we must never presume to know God’s intent for someone in anguish. God has an infinite capacity to effect goodness in the midst of our inequity.”

Article Index

  The following list includes my articles — editorial, not scientific — published elsewhere. Articles appear in reverse chronological order. I’ll update this index periodically. Christianity Today The Gift of Mom Guilt, Sept 2017 (CT Women) A Critical Care Surgeon Meets the Great Physician, March 2017 When Prolonging Life Means Prolonging Suffering, Sept 2016 desiringGod.org…

Why Write?

I hope to capture the blessings of everyday. To touch them, breathe them in, marvel before they tumble away in a brittle tangle, careening headlong into the past.