True Confessions: How a Bad Pun Birthed A New Song

I’ve always loved puns. I was never particularly adept at schoolyard games, but I could make words play. (You can imagine how popular this made me in grade school.)

For a little stretch his past month, I enjoyed posting a daily pun on my Facebook page and watching …

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What's So Good About Good Friday?

A few years ago I was asked to write a piece for TCW Magazine exploring our natural tendency to want the high of Easter Sunday without the low of Good Friday. As we once again find ourselves in the midst of another Dark Friday, I thought I’d share …

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Knowing God Means More Than Describing Him (April CT column)

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Last week, Christianity Today published the last in my five year series of Wrestling With Angels columns. I’ll have some exciting announcements soon about what’s going to be on my plate next, but in the meantime I’d love to get your thoughts on the power and limitations of words … …

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To Church or Not To Church: Taste the Soup

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Donald Miller’s candid confession last week that he doesn’t often attend church has re-energized an ongoing conversation about. among other things, whether the institutional church is essential for Christ-followers, and whether or not (and why) millennials are leaving the church. Yesterday on a whim I tweeted a link to …

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Donald Duck, Back Pain, & the Reformation (New CT column)

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Here’s my newest CT column – reaching to articulate something important (I think) about using our God-given capacity to understand and use symbols. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

When God Wears a Costume

Why we need symbols in order to see him.
Carolyn Arends