“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"
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"
“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"
Yesterday, my son and I had plans to visit my sister. We arrived early and decided to go for a walk while we waited for her to arrive. My sister lives in our grandparents’ old home, meaning I’ve visited that home and neighborhood for multiple decades. Yet, I saw the neighborhood again with fresh eyes […]Read more "A Nice Day for a Walk"
Grief. Image from http://www.huffingtonpost.com There are many, many reasons why I appreciate the Psalms. One reason is the honesty therein. Whoever the author may have been of each particular Psalm, it seems as if they captured exactly what I have to say. Psalm 38 is yet another example of my words said by another long […]Read more "A Burden Too Heavy"
C.S. Lewis is my favorite author. He has played major role in my own theological, philosophical, and spiritual development. As I have read more and more Lewis, and more and more about Lewis, I learned of the man Lewis called his own spiritual “master.” His “master’s” name was George MacDonald. MacDonald was raised in a […]Read more "Discovering George MacDonald"
This is my second post concerning uncertainty. Why is uncertainty so interesting to me? For starters, I think this is largely the case because of my formal training is rooted in a tradition that has theology so well defined it almost feels scandalous that I even allow certain questions. Yet, here I find myself asking about the […]Read more "C.S. Lewis, Uncertainty and the Doctrine of God"