Author Archives: Steve Wagner

Good Example of a Bad Habit

In a New York Times Op-Ed today, “Slavery Thrived on Compromise, John Kelly,” Kashana Cauley gives us a good example of a very bad habit that plagues many conversations: equivocation.  (Equivocation is the use of a word in two ways in the midst of an argument in which the argument gets some or all of […]

Humanity in Motion

I appreciated the picture of humans responding to disaster that concludes this short description of the Mexico City earthquake, “Living in Mexico City Is a Perpetual Dare.”  It’s overwhelming to read the news these past two months, with major hurricanes causing major flooding in Houston, Louisiana, Florida, and elsewhere.  We saw the wreckage of those […]

Suggestion to Myself as a Parent #3

A walk in the forest with the kids is a good time to pray for them.

New Official JFA Blog

From now on, I’ll be posting updates about JFA’s work at JFA’s new blog: http://www.jfaweb.org/jfa-blog.

Suggestion for myself as a parent #2

Stop trying to understand Twitter, at least for a moment.  Pray for my wife and our kids instead.

Can Ten Seconds Change Minds?

It all started at 1:40 AM at a stoplight on Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach, California.  My July newsletter tells what happened there and how one good thing that came of it was a sound bite that is still making an impact on how people think about abortion 13 years later.  The short letter, Ten […]

Often I fear…

Something wild is always blooming, from twinleaf and bloodroot early in spring to beeweed in late fall, things of intricate, limitless beauty.  Often I fear that I am not paying enough attention. -Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow (p. 327)