O strengthen me, that while I stand Firm on the rock, and strong in Thee. I may stretch out a loving hand, to wrestlers with the troubled sea. (From the hymn, "Lord Speak to Me that I May Speak" by Frances R. Havergal, 1872) Have you ever walked into the water along an ocean shore, and stood … Continue reading What Happens When the Tide Comes in and Returns to the Sea?
Often, I have wondered where God was, when in fact, I simply had overlooked his presence in my life - my awareness of him being hidden by my own inattentiveness. “…many speak of God’s absence or non-responsiveness. Such experiences need to be carefully considered. While never minimizing such experiences of another, they must be placed … Continue reading Awareness In The Sound of Silence
We must imitate Christ's life and his ways if we are to be truly enlightened and set free from the darkness of our own hearts. Let it be the most important thing we do, then, to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ. : Thomas a Kempis, "The Imitation of Christ" 1471 In a post-Christian … Continue reading Is Monasticism The Answer To Maintaining Purity of Faith In A Post-Christian America?
My wife, Cindy is a talented artist, whose style encompasses broad, intentionally placed brush strokes, but the same broad brush strokes that lend beauty to her paintings, can catch too many innocents in our strokes of discontent, when we paint with too wide of a brush in our daily discourse with one another. We often … Continue reading Caught in the Brush Strokes
"He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there." Acts 17:17 "Logos" is a Greek word signifying both "reason" and "word", and is ascribed to the "Word" of God (Jesus), described in the prologue to John 1. … Continue reading What Led to the Millennial Exodus and Will Reason Bring Them Back?