Posts Tagged ‘Job’

Heretics and Heresy: On the Intellectual Pursuit of a Christian

Historically, one of the greatest sins in the Christian church has been that of heresy. The theologian Origen was excommunicated when his teachings on the nature of man and God were condemned by the Church. The entire Protestant movement was based in the fact that Martin Luther viewed the Roman Catholic...
January 14th, 2014 | Church, Religion | Read More

Sifted Like Wheat

It is fortunate–oh, so fortunate–that it was not Job, that paragon of patience and faith, that Jesus claimed he would build his church on.
August 29th, 2013 | Church, Other | Read More

The Great Cynic Defeated (Job Series, Part 3)

This is part 3 in our series on Job. Don’t miss the first part here, and the second part here. Once again Satan has been repulsed, but he is patient. Job remains strong thus far, but Satan has all the time in the world. Job is in emotional and physical agony, and Satan even deprives him of rest...
August 31st, 2012 | Featured, Religion | Read More

…of my servant Job? (Job Series, Part 2)

This is the second part of a three-part series on Job. Read the first part here. Satan has been defeated, but he is nothing if not persistent. Job is stronger then Satan reckoned, yes, but that merely means that the ultimate cause of Job’s faith must lie in Job’s own person. Satan, of course,...
August 29th, 2012 | Featured, Religion | Read More

Hast Thou Heard… (Job Series, Part 1)

In The Everlasting Man, G. K. Chesterton calls Job “one of the colossal cornerstones of the world,” and in his introduction to the book of Job, he calls it one of the most interesting of all books, both modern and ancient. Further research, including an awesome commentary that I first...
August 27th, 2012 | Featured, Religion | Read More

Naked, Shivering Worship

Some time ago, a good friend told me that sometimes they feel guilty when worshiping. Some days they love it, singing and clapping and embracing the joyfulness of worship. Other times, though, they don’t want to sing at all, and when they try, they feel guilty. The song is not true to their present...
August 2nd, 2012 | Featured, Religion | Read More

Sacrifice vs. …Sacrifice? : Doing What You Love

Seth Godin recently pointed his blog readers to a heart-warming—and considerably thought-provoking—documentary. Appropriate to Godin’s field of work, “Lemonade” interviews over a dozen laid off advertisement professionals who use their new found freedom to pursue work and recreation...
February 16th, 2010 | Other | Read More