A Portrait of Hope for the Ages

"I pity the man who never thinks about heaven." - J.C. Ryle In the introduction to his book "Heaven", Randy Alcorn makes the following observation: "God's people in ages past had a source of strength and perspective largely unknown to us today: Heaven.  It was their central reference point, the North Star by which they … Continue reading A Portrait of Hope for the Ages

“That’s Not Who We Are”

"No man can be an exile if he remembers that all the world is one city." C.S. Lewis The one refrain I continue to hear time and again, in response to actions arising out of our nation's zeal for nationalism, is "That's not who we are as a country."   You've no doubt heard the same … Continue reading “That’s Not Who We Are”

Who Will Tell The President He Has No Clothes?

When I come across an old story that mimics something that is happening today, I can't resist the urge to draw parallels between the two.  And, so it was with a tale entitled, "The Emperor's New Clothes", by Hans Christian Andersen. In Anderson's tale, there existed an emperor, whose love for fine clothes was well-known, and well-financed by … Continue reading Who Will Tell The President He Has No Clothes?

Casting Pearls

"I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned [ emphasis added]. Keep away from them.  For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive … Continue reading Casting Pearls