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
Fourty-four…it is more daunting expressed in numerals, 44. It’s like that second 4 emphasizes the 40 in a way that 43 never did. Now, as if to add yet more to my awareness of my own mortality, I am awaiting tests to determine if I have a blood clot in my leg. (Just don’t ever … More On the Mercy of Getting Older (RePost)
Once again I’m hearing the progressive rejection of prayer. What I said after San Bernadino still applies: via Hashtags, Prayers, and Progressive Fundamentalists: A Lesson from Sister Simone –
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
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.
“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
Why does it bother people so much that my daughter isn’t going to college? She doesn’t want to…she wants to dance. So we said, “Go for it. You have a gift. Do what you have to do to try and make it happen.” I even suggested auditioning for a ballet company in Eastern Europe where … More Because there’s nothing magical about college