In the introductory pages to his 1672 publication, The Incomparableness of God, English puritan George Swinnock explained the relationship between the Christian's obedience to God and his fellowship with God. It's a short paragraph, but it's quite rich. It's a good Monday devotional thought. The holiness and happiness of the rational creature consists in these… Continue reading Conformity to God and Communion with Him (Swinnock)
The Brothers Karamazov by Fydor Dostoevsky is one of those classics that has been on my reading list for quite some time. I'm currently working through it. So far I'm enjoying it although I would certainly not call myself an expert on Dostoevsky or this book, The Brothers Karamazov. But I still want to share… Continue reading Immortality and Immorality (Dostoevsky)
The following section of Nancy Pearcey's Love Thy Body is very helpful. Here are some great thoughts for Christians. ...As Christian influence wanes, will Western culture revert back to a sexual free-for-all like that of the ancient world? If so, Christians will once again need to muster their courage to be radically countercultural. And they… Continue reading A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)
The Christian faith does have the concept of imitating others. Specifically, we're called to imitate the love and forgiveness of God (Eph. 5:1). Paul told the Corinthian church to imitate him as he imitated Christ (1 Cor. 1:11). Christians are called to model the faith in a way for others to imitate (1 Thess. 2:14).… Continue reading On Imitating Christ (Bavinck)
(This is a re-post from February 2015) Cancer destroys (too) many lives. Most of us know someone who has struggled or is struggling with some form of cancer. No doubt some of you are perhaps dealing with it right now in some way. In this context, the question sometimes arises: should I undergo or forgo… Continue reading No More Chemo!?