Surviving Suffering: Part III- Spiritual Acts

In two earlier posts I spoke about some practical aspects of suffering as a follower of Christ. I wrote about how placing ourselves in the right kinds of spiritual environments and surrounding ourselves with the right kind of people when battling suffering can help us to victory. Then I spoke about uniquely sensitive times that … Continue reading Surviving Suffering: Part III- Spiritual Acts

Childhood Trauma, Social Justice and The Tragedy of Guilt Transference

I'm of the opinion that the culture we find ourselves in, the culture of social justice "warriors," snowflakes, safe spaces, gender sensitivity training, "perceived" realities, and "felt needs," is often, but not always, the result of one group of people (call them the "victim group," or VG) who in their childhood years were, in some … Continue reading Childhood Trauma, Social Justice and The Tragedy of Guilt Transference

Surviving Suffering – Part II: In the Morning When I Rise…

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, I want to consider more carefully the idea of time as it applies to our … Continue reading Surviving Suffering – Part II: In the Morning When I Rise…

Surviving Suffering: Part I – Spiritual Surroundings

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 has been, to some degree at least, reconciled. In earlier posts I tried to articulate … Continue reading Surviving Suffering: Part I – Spiritual Surroundings

Knight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness

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 the original in the Dürer Haus in Nürnberg, I know I have seen copies in … Continue reading Knight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness