I'm very much enjoying Tim Keller's Making Sense of God. Here's a section I read this morning that really resonated with me since Keller was discussing Augustine's view of love rightly ordered: You harm yourself when you love anything more than God. How does this work? If you love your children more than you love God,… Continue reading Rightly Ordered Love (Keller)
For those of you who know what it means to go through a very hard trial, you probably understand sayings like this: "One day at a time," and "I'm just putting one foot in front of the other." Trials and suffering are the mud and muck of life that slow you down, trip you up,… Continue reading Suffering and One Foot In Front of the Other
It's been awhile since I've read a book on marriage with the depth and wisdom of Tim Keller's The Meaning of Marriage. I appreciate how he talks about our culture's selfish view of marriage. Today, many people think of marriage and romantic relationships in terms of self - what they get out of it. Turns… Continue reading Selfishness and Marriage (Keller)
Many people today assume that God owes them a life of health, wealth, and happiness. Since God is good, they say, he should bless us in many ways and keep us from all harm and danger. I appreciate Timothy Keller’s answer to this false belief. “When we stand back to consider the premise – that… Continue reading God Owes Us A Good Life?
I ran across this helpful section of Gospel in Life: Study Guide last night at our church’s Bible study. I appreciate it in light of popular speakers who make Christians feel guilty for having a furnace, an air conditioner, a fishing boat, and good food to eat each day. “Often books and speakers tell Christians… Continue reading Guilt Giving