As I listened to the sermon today, I heard the term "practical atheist" used within the context of Exodus 14, where Moses and the Israelites find themselves seemingly trapped between Pharaoh's approaching war chariots and the sea. Frightened, they called out to the Lord, but then said this to Moses: “Is it because there are no … Continue reading Are You a Practical Atheist?
"The Dark Night of the Soul" was a line by line exposition, written by St. John of the Cross in the 16th Century, to explicate the eight brief stanzas of his poem of the same name. In that explication, the author attempts to reveal that one's soul must be emptied of self before it can be filled by … Continue reading When Dark Nights Challenge the Soul
When dads consider the legacy they wish to leave their children, sometimes they fall short of what they truly had wished to pass on. Solomon's counsel in Proverbs 22:6 was to "Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." We had the … Continue reading A Father’s Tarnished Legacy
Recently I came to a crossroad in my life, where I thought I had to choose between activism and devotion to my own spiritual journey and growth - feeling as though I couldn't engage those pursuits concurrently. I then had to ask myself, whether my spiritual journey included advocating for those whom Christ cared deeply … Continue reading One Christian’s Perspective on White Nationalism
"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