I posted this yesterday on Facebook without any commentary or introduction. ……. Bonhoeffer wrote for the ages. His thoughts and writings were burnished in the flames of turmoil, war and persecution. He wrote prophetically to his generation but he wrote also against the backdrop of the failure of liberal protestant theology that had saturated the … More Bonhoeffer on the Real Cost of Discipleship
I am continuing my reread of the classic collection of essays by C.S. Lewis, THE WEIGHT OF GLORY AND OTHER ADDRESSES. The two paragraphs below are actually just a portion from one long paragraph that is almost two pages long! They are among two of the most quoted passages Lewis ever wrote but are even … More Thinking About Glory, and Neighbors and Christmas
Prayer “Thank you Lord for not giving me the judgment I deserve but for giving me instead the grace, Your grace, that I so desperately need. Thank You for mercy. Thank You for redemption. Thank You for the wonder of a love I don’t deserve but I so passionately appreciate. Change me Lord and make … More Give Me Grace Over Karma Every Day
“Lord, make me know my end, And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.Behold, You have made my days as a handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.” Psalm 39:4-5 (NASB) We live under the … More The Illusion We Live Under
Rosaria Butterfield was once a darling of the left. No more. She was converted to Christ in 1999 and left behind her former life as a lesbian and LGBTQ advocate and advisor to students at Syracuse University. Now she is a married, mother and pastor’s wife who travels, writes and speaks on many of the … More “Intersectionality” and Its Threat to the Gospel
Both Paintings by Winston Churchill On the Law of Human Nature “These, then are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in … More Your Conscience Gives You No Escape
Sunday Evening Musings Billy Graham’s social strategy was quite simple, but not simplistic. It was biblical. It was saturated with a belief in the power of the gospel to change lives, change them deeply, irrovocably, with social change affected by bad people becoming good people through the influence of Prince of Peace ‘”Bad people’ can … More Sunday Musings
Have you ever heard a question like this? Maybe it is because I am a pastor and I read weird things and have a strange collection of friends, but I hear this kind of question a lot. Sometimes it comes from the earnest seeker but more often, it comes from someone who is antagonistic toward … More Why Should Jesus Save You?
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.
Christ alone is our righteousness.