Question: How do we as fathers of sons and daughters help our children to become lovers of God, lovers of wisdom, and lovers of righteousness? Answer: Let’s examine the Scripture and see how the process took place in Solomon’s life. 1 Kings 3:6-12 says that Solomon asked God for wisdom (an understanding heart to judge … More Helping Fathers Raise Lovers of God
Tuesday is for Thinking “Christ died for us so that we would not have to die for sin, not so that we would not have to die for others.” Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper, 77. Christian, pour your life out in service of your neighbors. Don’t be afraid or shirk your responsibility to … More Living for Others
This, from an interview with Kevin Vanhoozer on Technology (Discipleship in the Age of Spectacle), [April 2, 2016] “. . . image-making technologies contribute to what the Peruvian novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa calls a ‘culture of spectacle.’ Llosa observes that, in the past, the purpose of culture was edification: building society by … More Something to Chew on a Wednesday Afternoon
“Let us fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices are the real murderers. The great dangers lie within ourselves. What matters it what threatens our head or our purse! Let us think only of that which threatens our soul.” Chapter 7 Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo By the way, the new PBS seriesbased … More Sunday Evening Musings
I read. A lot. I read a diverse perspective of sources, left, right, anarchist, biblical, political, cultural, artistic. I read because I want to understand, I want to grow and I want to learn. This week I ran across an intriguing quote/story in one of those sources that is often, to me, obtuse and needlessly … More Saturday Afternoon Musings: Christian Civivilization
The video above show the stunning impact of one man’s hatred. Hitler and the National Socialist Party’s (NAZIs) gave the world a history lesson that we need to relearn. Socialism is regression. Politics, Environment, World View, Cultural Engagement The Reason Renewables Can’t Power Modern Civilization Article from Forbes documenting the difficulty and checkered history … More Weekend Links to Make You Think and Laugh and Maybe, Pray
Reading with the Pastor Psalms 64-65 “Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.” Psalm 64:1 (ESV) I am reading a book written by one of my professors from seminary. For years I have looked upon him as one of the great gifts to the … More Fighting Depression and Anxiety Well
Worldview, Politics, and Cultural Engagement “Will I Be Fully Accepted As a Gay Man at Your Church?” Helpful. Churches need to have this conversation. Ten Things You should Know Know about the Dangers of Media I wonder if people wrote articles about “ten things you should know about automobiles” when cars began to dominate … More Curated Links for Growth and Thought
God Hates Sin. And he has good reason to hate sin. It breaks his moral law. It deprives human beings of their full flourishing. It brings pain and heart-ache to others. It creates destruction and violence in the world. It destroys the beauty of his creation. And the list goes on . . . God’s … More God Hates.
Four days from the worst day of human history and the best day and hope for human future. Who is worthy of such things? Certainly not me, not anyone. But Christ is eminently worthy of all the praise and glory and honor that we can bestow on Him. As Jude wrote, He is able . . . … More Who is Worthy of Such Things?