The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

“Whenever a man is praised it is meet for him to think about his sins and then consider, he should say ‘I am unworthy of the things that are said about me.” —Anonymous One of my professor colleagues at the seminary I taught at in California had a raw bluntness that cut through false modesty … More The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

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Excerpts from Chapter 2 in “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis

75 years ago, C.S. Lewis saw the philosophical direction of the modern world and delivered three lectures as a buttress against those trends. Over the years the book has sold well but its warnings have not been heeded. And now, the destruction of Western Civilization is imminent. Lewis delivered the Riddell Memorial Lectures at King’s … More Excerpts from Chapter 2 in “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis

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When a Nearly 26 Year Old Time Capsule is All You Need to Brighten Up Your Day

I was doing some clean up. Just wrapping up a day with a few minutes of tyding up the office before heading home to my bride of 36+ years. There it was. I don’t know why it was there. I don’t know how long it had been there. I do know that it is the … More When a Nearly 26 Year Old Time Capsule is All You Need to Brighten Up Your Day

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Something to Chew on a Wednesday Afternoon

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

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I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

Wednesday is for Thinking Luke 1:67-80  Zacharias and His Benedictus (Blessing) There is a God, faithful and true, unblinkingly holy and righteous, who hates sin and yet is merciful and kind, indeed, whose love is described as a “lovingkindness.” He is a God who remembers all and keeps all of His promises. Zacharias has been … More I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

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