It’s hard to fathom that nearly a year has passed since the ast post. Much has changed for us. Taking a new job caused a minor upheveal and we live in a new state. With the new venture comes new experiences, both positive and negative. We’ve packed, moved, said goodbye (and hello). There is newness […]Read more "Identity Demands Roots"
A few weeks ago I picked up Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise while my daughter was having ballet class. when spring break arrived, I consumed this book. I cannot say the book was a “delight” to read due to the reality it unconcern regarding the complicity of the Christian church in America and racism […]Read more "The Color of Compromise – Jemar Tisby"
I can still hear the opening to the soap opera Days of Our Lives. My mother enjoyed the show, and while growing up I may or may not have watched a few episodes. I don’t have anything to say about the show, except the opening line rings true, “Like sands through the hourglass, so are […]Read more "“Like sand through the hourglass…”"
A good deal of time has passed since I last wrote here. Sure, life has been wild. My wife and I welcomed our third bundle of joy into the world last fall. Since then, sleep has been sparse, and chaos has been common place. That certainly has a role to play as our family dynamics […]Read more "Recent Reflections"
Genesis 3 is where we learn about the fall of man and the catastrophic results coming from man’s decision to prefer self over the True Sovereign. It is my opinion we see the truth of Genesis 3 everyday we look into the TV, or into the mirror. The essence of the fall is simply this: […]Read more "The Same Old Story"
William Lane Craig explains why even atheist historians like Gerd Ludemann accept that the earliest followers of Jesus had experiences in which Jesus appeared to them as resurrected Lord. Excerpt: Fact #3: On multiple occasions and under various circumstances, different individuals and groups of people experienced appearances of Jesus alive from the dead. This is […]Read more "Why does atheist historian Gerd Ludemann accept the post-mortem experiences of the risen Jesus? — WINTERY KNIGHT"
Not too long ago, I asked my senior students to describe the relationship between belief and behavior. As I was reflecting on their written answers, a question kept popping up that I later asked them. Here’s the question: does behavior follow from belief, or does behavior display belief? Splitting hairs? I don’t think so. I […]Read more "Belief and Behavior: What’s the Relationship?"
“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce Being a teacher is a remarkable experience. Hard? Absolutely? Enriching? Absolutely. Often, I find that my students teach me […]Read more "Two Options in the End"
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1 Christianity is simple. I’d say Christianity is mysteriously simple, and quite beautiful. But, it isn’t easy. This passage was front and center today. The writing of Hebrews seems to be saying in another way what Christ said during his […]Read more "Everything that Hinders"
Is technology adversely affecting our quality of life? Notice, the question I’m not asking is whether technology is simply bad? Such a question is too simplistic. Are there undeniable benefits of technology? Emphatically, yes. The question, however, is whether or not our overall quality of life is deteriorating. This is an interesting topic for me right […]Read more "Technology and Quality of Life – A TED Talk Shared"