“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"
A few rambling thoughts on pursuing Christ: A few years ago I was in the early stages of a PhD program. I was working with two professors to carefully craft my dissertation proposal. For a number of reasons, I could not complete the program. For me (and I mean for me, not for everyone!!!), the degree […]Read more "An Advanced Degree Worth Pursuing"
View of the Norcia basilica, before the earthquake destroyed it (Photo by Rod Dreher) Plough, the magazine of the Bruderhof, has just published a long interview editor Peter Mommsen did with me here in Louisiana earlier this fall (with a post-election follow-up question). The topic: the Benedict Option. What you don’t see is that I took… […]Read more "Ben Op Meets Bruderhof — The American Conservative"
“Save me, oh God, for the waves have come up to my neck…” Ps. 69:1 Have you ever had the experience of being at the ocean when the surf that comes in overtakes you with each crashing wave? It’s amazing the power of water, isn’t it? I mean, the same substance (mostly) that we drink […]Read more "What Are Your Waters?"
My brother-in-law gave me a book about two weeks ago by Brant Pitre on the Eucharist and it’s Jewish Roots. Without a doubt this is one of the best books I’ve read this year, maybe the past couple of years. This book was devoured in a matter of days. It caused me to rush back […]Read more "Brant Pitre on the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist"
Sleep is a good thing. Who doesn’t like sleep? Who wouldn’t want just a few more minutes of it? As a parent of two young children, I know I do. When my kids don’t get the sleep they need, their attitude changes. Their irritability goes up. In one sense sleep helps keep things in the […]Read more "When You Sleep"