I have tried various kinds of book discussion groups before, some with great success, and some not so much. After watching this video of Matt Brievogel at OneLife, I rushed out and bought one of the books he was using as a dumbbell: The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question […]
I’m reading the Screwtape Letters, which has to be, by far, my favorite book of all. Screwtape is writing to his nephew, a junior demon that has just begun the job of tempting a human and leading him (hopefully for Wormwood) to Hell. Screwtape is talking in this section about how ‘The Enemy’ (which of […]
If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks’ vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. – Dorothy Canfield […]
From The Trouble With Grace by Keith Hueftle Under orders, and with confidence in the person’s authority giving the orders, you might expect to do such a bizarre, inane thing. But this is not a call to presumption. Jesus is not asking to work up a so-called “faith” – self-generated – in order to make […]
It’s to take feckless, immature, self-centered young recruits off the street and change them into a valid fighting unit. … Translate that biblically as to God’s purpose regarding a People!