“What is truth?” – Pilate, John 19 During Jesus’ interrogation by Pilate, the climax of the conversation is reached after Jesus describes his own personal mission as God’s ideal king to testify to the truth. Pilate responds with the question, “What is truth?” Pilate did not wait for an answer. In my opinion, Jesus could not […]Read more "Truth: Personal or Propositional?"
“Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory . . .” Luke 9:32 The Christian life can be described many ways. One of my favorite descriptions comes from Thomas Merton (I think). He (I think) says the Christian life is principally about staying awake. I like […]Read more "Fully Awake"
Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you […]Read more "To Humble and Test"
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He passed away, to no one’s regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. 2 Chronicles 21:20 When your timeis over, how will you be rememberd? Do you want said of […]Read more "Tragic End"
Jesus said that he came to give life, and not only that, but life to the fullest. (John 10:10)So, what is life to the full?In all four of the gospel accounts, Jesus is recorded as saying that whoever tries to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life (for Christ’s sake) will… via […]Read more "A Post from Branden Henry: “A Full Kind of Life”"
“Instead of asking yourself whether you believe or not, ask yourself whether you have this day done one thing because He said, Do it, or once abstained because he said, Do not do it. It is simply absurd to say you believe, or even want to believe, in Him, if you do not do anything […]Read more "George MacDonald and True Faith"
“If someone tries to do something good in the place where he lives but fails to complete it, he should not think that he will accomplish it elsewhere. It is not the place that produces success, but faith and a firm will. A tree which is often transplanted does not bear fruit.” Saint Euthymius (https://oca.org/saints/lives/2000/01/20/100238-venerable-euthymius-the-great) […]Read more "No Greener Grass"