“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?
Culture, Entertainment and Politics Bride Wanted Her Bridesmaid to Have an Abortion Because the Wedding was a “Child Free” Affair No words would suffice. The barbarity of our “so-called, civiilization” continues to sink lower and lower. Man finded $55,000 for Calling a Male a Male Believe science? Believe the Bible? Believe what every … More Weekend Links: Brides and Abortion; Censorship; Recycling; John Frame; Archeology, Inspiration
Yesterday, I got home in time to take a short ride on my bike and got an eye full of the Wysteria, Azaleas and Dogwoods all in bloom. Every mile was filled with the sights and smells of Spring. It’s a great time of year. Fun, Sports, and Entertainment Aaron Nola Writes an Article on … More Weekend Links: Spring Deserves Some Good Reading Material
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