The Christian optimism is based on the fact that we do not fit in the world. I had tried to be happy by telling myself that man is an animal, like any other which sought its meat from God. But now I really was happy, for I had learnt that man is a monstrosity. I had … Continue reading Homeless at Home
“If it had not been the LORD who was on our side— let Israel now say— if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the flood would have swept … Continue reading Eugene Peterson on Psalm 124
People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy…It was the equilibrium of a man behind madly rushing horses, seeming to stoop this way and to sway that, yet in every attitude having the grace of … Continue reading G.K. Chesterton’s “Unsafe Orthodoxy”
What I really need is to get clear what I am about to do…What matters is to find my purpose, to see what it really is that God will that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth that is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing … Continue reading Søren Kierkegaard on Objective 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?