Every Day a Feast Day

by Steve Golden — Many of us have grown up in a culture where our careers define our lives. Often, men and women wear 70- to 80-hour workweeks as a badge of honor, allowing work to usurp church and family time. In my time working in Christian ministries, I had several bosses and co-workers who... Continue Reading →

Pursuing Knowledge Together

by Lee Anderson, Jr. — Why are you reading this? If you are like most readers, you clicked on this entry because the topic interested you. You wanted to know more about the subject. In fact, with the exception of the reading we do purely for pleasure (typically of fictional works), essentially every occasion we... Continue Reading →

More Loving than God?

One of the chief arguments against hell is that a loving God wouldn’t consign anyone to eternal punishment. I appreciate this sentiment and think it’s a typical response to the notion of eternal suffering, at least in the West. (Punishment, judgment and severity are not strangers to some religions of the East.) The assumption in... Continue Reading →

Batter My Heart

Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurp'd town to another due, Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end; Reason,... Continue Reading →

Mr. Kavanaugh Goes to Washington

Allysia Finley has an outstanding article in the October 4th, 2018 Wall Street Journal Opinion section titled, "Will the Senate Kill A Mockingbird?" It's a great, point-by-point comparison of the treatment Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is receiving with Tom Robinson in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird", my wife's favorite book of fiction, and... Continue Reading →

Pain & Glory

We ofttimes slog through the valleys of life and the brutal wilderness of loneliness and disappointment in-between the sparkling moments of glory and joy.

Make the Tree Good, or ….

NT Wright is, by any estimation, an incredibly smart and disarmingly gracious man.  Quick to request you call him “Tom”, the former Bishop of Durham and now Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary's College in the University of St Andrews in Scotland, is British academics and affability at it’s best.... Continue Reading →

Forgetting to Remember

I was in the house of a friend once looking over his bookshelf and noticed a hardback volume of an old favorite of mine, one I’d rarely seen in book stores much less a nice hardbound copy like this one. When I remarked to my friend what a treasure he had, he smirked, then chuckled,... Continue Reading →

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