Posts Tagged ‘bible’

Happy Endings in Love and Life: The Keys to Satisfaction

Man was never created to be an independent creature, free to do as he pleased.  In the garden, God created man to be in constant communion with him. Adam’s sole purpose was found in relationship with God. God created Eve because it was not good for Adam to be alone (Genesis 2:18).  Relationship is...
May 20th, 2014 | Art & Literature, Culture, Family Issues, Religion | Read More

Rooted in Love–What We Can Learn From the Flowers

Humans have an innate appreciation for nature.  Except for the occasional bee sting or troublesome allergies, nature often enchants all of our senses.  Smelling the crisp scent of evergreens, tasting the salty sea air, feeling the soft grass against our toes, hearing the chirping of the birds, and...
March 31st, 2014 | Education, Worldviews | Read More

After Malachi Before Matthew: Long Silences and Christmas

The Harvest is past, summer is ended and we are not saved. –Jeremiah 8:20 A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. – Isaiah 40:3 When I was growing up I was always picked to play a shepherd in the manger scene. I’m a red...
December 13th, 2013 | Holidays, Religion | Read More

Phone Booths and Infinity

‘I shall live forever and ever!’ he cried grandly. ‘I shall find out thousands and thousands of things. I shall find out about people and creatures and everything that grows—and I shall never stop making Magic.’ –Colin from The Secret Garden  When I walk down the street I keep my eyes open...
December 11th, 2013 | Culture | Read More

Pull Question: Esther

How do the book, characters and circumstances of Esther point us to Christ? It seems that a major qualification for a book in the Bible should be some mention of God, Christ, the Scriptures, or even prayer. The book of Esther has none of these. Yet the story clearly records God’s extraordinary deliverance...
July 16th, 2013 | Pull Questions | Read More

God’s Word: Hollywood Style

Last week the Wall Street Journal featured  an article, Hollywood’s New Bible Stories, about big name filmmakers’ increasing interest in Scripture as source material for a new wave of genre films.  Here is the central point: There are compelling economic reasons for Hollywood to embrace...
October 1st, 2012 | Culture, Film, Media | Read More

Twisted Stories

Oversimplification. Exaggeration. Outright fabrication. Where will you find all this? Aside from the obvious answers, I’d like to add a couple more: Church sanctuaries during the Sunday morning sermon. Bible studies. Youth groups. I can’t count the number of times a Bible story has been subtly (or...
July 17th, 2012 | Featured, Religion | Read More

God’s Grandeur and Evangelical Nonchalance

Grand language is a rarity these days, not only among bloggers, but also among the politicians and pastors from whom we used to expect it. Culturally, soaring rhetoric is endangered if not extinct. John McWhorter, for one, has noted this cultural trend. In an interview with Mars Hill Audio in 2003,...
July 29th, 2009 | Evangelicals | Read More

How to Change Your Mind

[Note: Since other writing projects took up my time today, I've decided to repost this entry from last November. Its one of the few entries that I've written that I consider to be worth rereading (and reimplementing).] This post contains a four step process that could transform your life by, quite literally,...
August 9th, 2007 | Religion | Read More