Shadows and Light 05: Functional Atheism

When I first read Parker Palmer’s phrase “functional atheism” applied to Christian leaders, I resisted it. How can it be that the very ones seeking to point people to God can be functionally atheist?! Until I read further. There can be a disconnect between what we...

When God is Silent

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt You’ve been praying earnestly about something … but there’s no answer. You believe God promised you something … but it’s not happening. You’ve exercised faith, acted in hope … but it’s not working out. The silence of God puts a tension into one’s...

At Just the Right Time…

By Dan Reinhardt “At just the right time … Christ died for the ungodly.”  (Romans 5:6) In the midst of the busyness and chaos of human history, God, at certain times, steps in “at just the right time.” Christmas 2000 years ago was one of those moments. Life was going...

Blind at Midlife

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt Growing up in India was a culturally rich experience. One of the stark differences from North America was the pervasiveness of human tragedy. The most pathetic were blind beggars. They sat in the filth of a dirt road, clothed in rags, eyes staring...