A Wedding Sermon

Earlier today the ladies of our house went to the baby shower for the second baby of some dear friends whose wedding I was honored to officiate several years back. Then tonight I attended a retirement party for my graduate mentor in religious studies, Dr. James Cutsinger. Those two events are worthy of reflection, but … More A Wedding Sermon

The Most Embarrassing Verse in the Bible

C. S. Lewis remains near the top of my list of favorite thinkers and writers. However, while reading through chapter 16 of Matthew’s Gospel, I remembered something Lewis said in his essay, “The World’s Last Night,” with which I am in stark disagreement. While discussing the return of Christ, Lewis concedes to the skeptics among … More The Most Embarrassing Verse in the Bible

God does not fit in the box of your five-point tradition.

A brief exchange with a friend about five-point Calvinism ended with them stating: I wouldn’t think of calvinism as putting God in a box. Quite the contrary, actually. I think it magnifies the supremacy and sovereignty of God. I am not a huge fan of the Calvinist title. Calvin didn’t like it from what I … More God does not fit in the box of your five-point tradition.

Because Millwall

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” –Chesterton Ten to one odds, the old man in the bar was Millwall too…the older person that Mr. Larner, the ‘Lion of London Bridge,’ mentioned in his interview. That was part of his … More Because Millwall