“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"
Charlottesville is an hour away from me. I’ve visited several times, attended a few college basketball and football games, and even preached in a few churches in the area. So when I saw the recent pictures of a “protest” led by white nationalists and held around a statue of Robert E. Lee, it was infuriating, […] […]Read more "The Charlottesville Protest: Frustrations, Fear, and Exposing Racism — Reformed African American Network"
The mission field? (breakermaximus/Shutterstock) Robert Jeffress, President Trump’s court pastor, hits bottom, digs. “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. In the case… via […]Read more "Pastor: God Blesses Trump Nuclear War — The American Conservative"
The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. Luke 6:40 While sitting at in-service today, the above verse was brought up in reference to the most essential task of Christian educators, namely forming disciples. After our Head of School mentioned this verse, he followed up […]Read more "Like Their Teacher"
IN A SENSE WE are all hungry and in need, but most of us don’t recognize it. With plenty to eat in the deep freeze, with a roof over our heads and a car in the garage, we assume that the empty feeling inside must be just a case of the blues that can be […]Read more "Frederick Buechner on Poverty"