Go to Hell, Death!

  There are few things I hate worse than death.  Though the thought of it doesn't fill me with terror, I hate it with every fiber of my Christian being.  Death is just not right; it is not the way things should be.  I can't wait for the day when Jesus comes back to destroy death once-and-for-all (1… Continue reading Go to Hell, Death!

Hauerwas on Death

"We live in a death-denying world that seems determined to develop technologies that will enable us to get out of life alive.  Yet the more we strive to be free of death the more we are shaped by the death-determined means we create to try to free ourselves of death.  Even more paradoxical, the means… Continue reading Hauerwas on Death

New Books of Note

Next week I'll be on a short sabbatical, so along with enjoying family time and a hike in the Snoqualmie national forest (fighting the snow?), I'll be spending time reading Bernard of Clairvaux, Blaise Pascal, Ralph Venning, and Marva Dawn; I'll probably just do a few blogs on Bernard and Blaise.  For now, I want to point out a some newer books… Continue reading New Books of Note

A Feeble, Trembling Faith…Saves!

I've found several of Octavius Winslow's (d. 1878) brief meditations to be a great help while comforting the dying saint.  They are short, gospel-centered, soul-warming devotions that point the Christian to his/her living Savior.  Here's one I used just last week, based on 1 Tim. 1.15 (The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance,… Continue reading A Feeble, Trembling Faith…Saves!