Lessons in Gratitude, From Nietzsche and Friends

Towards the end of every week I usually post a paragraph or two quote, normally something I have read recently that’s resonated with me. So, in my search to find some interesting thoughts on gratitude for Thanksgiving Day, I came across some wonderful words on gratitude, derived from completely unexpected authors. Here is a sampling: “The … Continue reading Lessons in Gratitude, From Nietzsche and Friends

Learning the Benefits of Affliction With John Newton

240 years ago, John Newton penned a collection of letters to “A Christian Friend.” This friend of Newton was addressed as “My dear Madam,” so we cannot be for sure to who Newton wrote. What we do know for certain is that the most powerful component of John Newton’s ministry was his letter-writing. Thousands of letters … Continue reading Learning the Benefits of Affliction With John Newton

Why The Lion?

God uses the creation to describe himself to humans. The panoply of created things serves the relationship between God and us. Humanity, is, therefore, the pinnacle of God’s creation, and the rest of creation is there to be used as the medium of his communication with us. This is a remarkable thought…The whole world is … Continue reading Why The Lion?

Reading With Caution

I found myself in my favorite used bookstore, going through my usual routine. Scanning the shelves, finding my favorite sections, picking through the titles, pulling some out to look at the prices or endorsements, putting most back, keeping a couple. I laid eyes on a Puritan Paperback. One of my favorite book series of all, … Continue reading Reading With Caution

What is Truth?

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” – John 18:38 On this day, 190 years ago, something remarkable happened. On July 4, 1826, John Adams, second President of the United States, passed away. Adams would die on the same exact day as the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the document … Continue reading What is Truth?

Killing Arianism With a Cross: Why Christ’s Deity Matters

The Persian Sufi adage goes, “This too shall pass.” This phrase is typically used when in the midst of some unfortunate circumstance as a means of hope for change in the near future. “Just give it time,” we tell ourselves. 1700 years removed from the First Council of Nicea, however, evangelicals are still being pestered … Continue reading Killing Arianism With a Cross: Why Christ’s Deity Matters