His fiancée was pregnant and it wasn’t his doing. We can see how much this must have hurt him when we understand that, though he had every right to have Mary stoned to death, he opted to divorce her quietly and out of public view. He loved Mary. To see her pregnant by someone else … Continue reading Joseph’s obedience
The opposite of “meaning” is not “untruth”. The opposite of “meaning” is “nonsense” also known in some circles as nonsensical, gibberish, baloney or gobblygook. In other words the opposite of “meaning” or “meaningful” is that which has no clear meaning. Meaning is the pre-condition for both truth and falseness. In other words, if there was … Continue reading Meaning and Understanding (Part 2 of “IMUD” Series)
I don’t hate Michel Moore. I don’t even really know him. What I say here is not a personal attack. In fact I believe that what he is doing comes from a good place. I don’t, however, believe that what he said is the right way of going about what he is trying to accomplish. Here … Continue reading Responding to Michael Moore
“Keep Christ in Christmas!” “Jesus is the reason for the season!” “It’s OK to say Merry Christmas!” I get it. Faithful Christians (and even some of the “twice-a-year” variety) get frustrated and upset about greetings and wordings that avoid using “Christ” and “Jesus” or other spiritually significant phrases. So, they post comments like those above … Continue reading Keeping Christ in Christmas?
Photo credit: gleangenie from morguefile.com I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day I heard the bells on Christmas Day, Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth goodwill to men And in despair I bowed my head, “There is no peace on earth,” I said. … Continue reading I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
C.S. Lewis’ book entitled Abolition of Man gives us some important thoughts on the meaning of “meaning.” Three key points include: 1—Meaning is not to be found only in ones inner perception of a thing. 2—Another person’s interpretation of my perception of a thing very much depends, to use another phrase from another of Lewis’ … Continue reading Where is meaning found? (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)
Many churches…come dangerously close to reducing Christianity to a commodity that can be packaged, marketed and sold. Instead of cultivating a deep, holistic discipleship that touches every aspect of our lives, we’ve confined the life of faith to Sunday mornings, where it can be kept safe and predictable, or to a “personal relationship with Christ” … Continue reading Fast and Slow
“A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the wisest of men.” ~Francis De Sales Originally posted 2015-10-05 05:25:34.
Let them praise your great and awesome name. Your name is holy! Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established fairness. You have acted with justice and righteousness throughout Israel. Exalt the LORD your God! Bow low before his feet, for he is holy! Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel also called on … Continue reading Prayer for Psalm 99
Do you every struggle with prayer? I do. Do you ever reach the end of a day and realize that you have yet to take a moment to pray? I do, sometimes. Why is prayer so hard? Or maybe I’m the one that has become too hard, too busy, too distracted. I want to pray … Continue reading Prayer