Reading N.T. Wright with a group: The Resurrection of The Son Of God

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 […]

Screwtape in Danger

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 […]

Goal of Life vs. Goal of Our Vacation Quote

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 […]

Faith and Authority from Keith Hueftle's book on Grace

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 […]