Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?

The world owes a great debt to Charles Wesley as a pastor, missionary, theologian and hymn writer. But the much-love hymn, “And Can It Be”, has some very bad theology in the third stanza. He left His Father’s throne above So free, so infinite His grace— Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for … More Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?

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Saturday Afternoon Musings: Christian Civivilization

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

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Two Different Paths

I am rereading a classic, truly one of the best books written by the late Charles Colson. Loving God is a masterpiece of story telling. One chapter leads into the next in a seamless interweaving of different vignettes all illuminating the theme of what it means to love God and what happens when love for … More Two Different Paths

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Celebrating the Joy of Christ in the Life of the Church

The video is from an Anglican Church in Lisburn, Ireland. It celebrates the joy of community in the life of the church to the tune of Rend Collective’s MY LIGHTHOUSE. Enjoy. Rejoice. Let the contagion spread. And here is a link to the article that discusses why this has gone viral. What do you think?  … More Celebrating the Joy of Christ in the Life of the Church

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National Orphan Sunday

Today in Ameirca, over 435,000 children are in foster care. Of those, over 110,000 are awaiting, hoping, and praying for a family to adopt them. And each year more than 20,000 kids age out of the system, depending on what state they are in, at the age of 18 or 21. Have Children, Love Children, … More National Orphan Sunday

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John Updike Observation on Science and Mystery

Friday is for Heart Songs “And while the book is remarkable in its entirety — take a closer look with Kathryn Schulz’s exquisite review for New York Magazine — one of Holt’s most fascinating conversations is with someone one wouldn’t immediately peg as an expert on cosmogony: novelist John Updike, who seems to share in Isaac Asimov’s famous contention that “the most … More John Updike Observation on Science and Mystery

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Just Because I Love Baseball and This is Amazing

I’m winding down after an emotional memorial service for a dear brother and friend, Kent Hubbard, just 60 days after we laid to rest his beloved wife. What a special man-made-extraordinary by the grace of Christ. He will be greatly missed. I’m typing with tears in my eyes but looking forward to the day when … More Just Because I Love Baseball and This is Amazing

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