In my last post I discussed some ways to handle suffering in the Christian life. There I discussed the kinds of people, places, and things we should surround ourselves with when experiencing hard instances of pain and serious suffering. Here,… Read moreSurviving Suffering – Part II: In the Morning When I Rise…
Recently I have been thinking and writing a lot about suffering. However, as is often the case, serious thinking and writing about suffering usually comes in the midst of an actual instance of suffering, or shortly after such a instance… Read moreSurviving Suffering: Part I – Spiritual Surroundings
Few works of art have gripped me over the years, and accompanied me through the vicissitudes of life, more than the 1513 engraving by Albrecht Dürer, Ritter, Tod, und Teufel (Knight, Death, and the Devil). Although I cannot recall if I ever saw… Read moreKnight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness
“For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 Can we be good without God? So it has been asked throughout the ages,… Read moreCan We “Be” Good without God?
On Personal Worth & Personal Identity “The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.” (John 7:38) Where does our worth come from? What makes us valuable and… Read moreOn Dignity and Identity: An Homiletic Excursus