Author Archives: Lauren Casper

Big feelings lead to big emotions

The Role of Emotions in Loving Our Neighbors

The Role of Emotions in Loving Our Neighbors

It was thirteen years ago that my friend’s toddler son died suddenly, but I can still picture everything as if it were last year. The phone call came first. It was late in the evening, and we were winding down for bed. John answered as I sat on the edge of our bed, picking at

Loving Well in a Broken World: We All Fall Down

Job is perhaps the closest equivalent the ancient world had to a jet-­setting, mansion-­residing billionaire. Considered the “greatest of all the people of the east,” he had “7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female don­ keys, and very many servants” (Job 1:3). And if that weren’t enough to make him great,

Jesus Is God

Mareto struggles with the intangible aspects of life. He loves things like letters and numbers and trains and blocks — things that remain constant, things that he can see and touch and hold in his hands. Abstract truths are a little tougher. It can be difficult for Mareto to understand that the tree is bigger