Luke and Dean at Brazos Bend State Park (April 2013)
Brian Lehmann: My husband's academic website
Ecclesia Church: Church we attend in Houston
Reedemer Presbyterian Church: Free sermons from Tim Keller and others at Redeemer, the church I attended in NYC
Yale Students for Christ: A student group I was involved with as an undergraduate
Relevant Magazine: A new magazine exploring the cross-section between the Christian faith and popular culture
The Weight of Glory: One of my favorite writings of all time by C.S. Lewis
"I read in a periodical the other day that the fundamental thing is how we think of God. By God Himself, it is not! How God thinks of us is not only more important, but infinitely more important. Indeed, how we think of Him is of no importance except in so far as it is related to how He thinks of us. It is written that we shall 'stand before' Him, shall appear, shall be inspected. The promise of glory is the promise, almost incredible and only possible by the work of Christ, that some of us, that any of us who really chooses, shall actually survive that examination, shall find approval, shall please God. To please God...to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness...to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son -- it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is."
" When the church accepts as its main goal the reform of the broader culture, we risk obscuring the gospel of grace and becoming one more power broker. In the process, the gospel itself changes, for civil religion tends to sink to the lowest common denominator. Civil religion would never elect as its leaders a cowardly traitor and a violent human rights abuser, but those are the men, Peter and Paul, God chose to carry the message of grace to the world. By the 'good citizen' standards of modern culture, the band of believers in the New Testament hardly rank as successes: they had no financial wealth and little in the way of family life, security, and popularity. Civil religion invites us to share in a nation’s military glory; the gospel calls us to take up a cross. Civil religion offers prestige and influence; the gospel calls us to serve. Civil religion rewards success; the gospel forgives failure. Civil religion values respectability; the gospel calls us to be 'fools for Christ.' "
The Harvey Fellows Program: A scholarship program for Christian graduate students