What an attention-starved son learned while reconstructing the life of his distant dad. Our family is a bit raw this week. Packing your whole life into a U-Haul and leaving behind everything called “home” has a way of putting everyone on edge. We moved several times during my childhood, but this was my first time doing it as a father. I remember moving to South Florida in the third grade—the tears, the uncertainty, the upheaval. It’s been hard to watch a familiar sorrow swell in the eyelids of my own kids. As fathers, we dream of passing down wisdom, character,…

Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3). When you think about family life, you carry in your mind an airbrushed image of other people. You assume other…

Flawed Perfection may sound like an oxymoron, but that’s clearly intentional. Jeffrey Brauch’s new title with Lexham Press, Flawed Perfection, shows how understanding our broken world through the lens of Scripture can help Christians make better sense of today’s most perplexing issues. What about exploitation, violence, and the rule of law? They, too, are further complicated by common human brokenness. How should Christians respond? Dig into Flawed Perfection: What It Means to be Human and Why It Matters for Culture, Politics, and Law. Brauch, a professor of law and former dean at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, believes the…