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
Historically, the Church in the wisdom of God has prescribed feasts as well as fasts. Practically speaking, the feast serves to remind us of freedom and of blessings…of the reality that “every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above” (James 1:17). Further feasts protect us from a certain type of spiritual morbidity … More A Reflection on Feasting
Were there no war, you could drive from Aleppo, Syria to Stockholm, Sweden in about the time it takes to get from San Francisco, CA to Charlotte, NC…about three days of hard driving with reasonable nights’ sleeps. It really is that close. I mention Charlotte because Stockholm has a population about the size of Charlotte, … More Because we’ll be a Buddhist nation long before that happens: some alternative facts
Chesterton once said, “It is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the Government. Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God.” One might be tempted to think him wrong considering the vehement criticism of our current government by relatively “godless” leftists. However, closer consideration reveals the truth that they … More Because you’re not fighting Hitler: of Faustian delusions and godless politics
Some days I think Paul was a bit too optimistic. For example, in II Corinthians he wrote: So I beg you to reaffirm your love…so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. (II Cor. 2:8,11) The fact is we seem to be outwitted by the enemy … More Outwitted and ignorant: the problem of “Black lives matter”