We live in an age of martyrdom

Thousands of Christians have been slaughtered by Boko Haram in Nigeria in recent years, and most of the Western church barely seems to notice. Lord, when did we see you homeless, or hungry, or kneeling in the killing fields? When in Jerusalem, I pause at St. Stephen’s Gate to remember martyrs of the ancient and…

Are you going to wash my feet?

Two days after open heart surgery in January, I peed on my socks. You perhaps would do the same if a surgeon so recently had split open your chest, stopped your heart, and grafted in three bypass arteries taken from your leg, arm and inner torso. Heavily sedated for pain and unsteady on my feet,…