“We don’t want any adventures here, thank you!” – Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit
When you’re a hobbit, adventures are “nasty disturbing uncomfortable things” that … more
When the Christmas budget (for some) is virtually zilch and perhaps hearts are heavy over missing a loved one, it’s easy to lose sight of the “reason for the season,” so to speak. … more
Straight Thinking #199: Are You a Renaissance Christian? Part 2 more
Straight Thinking #198: Are You a Renaissance Christian? Part 1 more
Straight Thinking #194: Christianity and the Martial Arts more
In case you missed it, Yahoo! News reported earlier this week that, “for the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority.” The report (released Tuesday … more
Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
–Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 1 more
The earliest Christian confession of faith was ‘Jesus Christ is Lord.’ Within the Christian community, and to those who made this declaration, these four words summarised a very high … more
During our latest trip to London, I realized how deeply rooted British culture is in their rich and extensive history. It seemed like every street we turned on held a historical landmark, which was … more
While human logic can assist in preserving revealed mysteries such as the Trinity and the incarnation from heretical distortion, human logic in and of itself can never fully comprehend them. Human … more
Straight Thinking #189: The Danger of Taking God's Revelation for Granted more
Before I became a Christian I had little motivation to excel in the classroom. Education was more about receiving a passing grade and less about a genuine understanding of the material. It … more
You will not improve as a reader if all you read are books that are well withinyour capacity. You must tackle books that are beyond you, or, as we have said, books that are over your head. Only books … more
A critical component of living a good (happy, satisfying, and meaningful) life is incorporating the concept of gratitude. Being aware of and appreciative for the good things one has been given can … more
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).
The verse jumped out at me from the pages of my devotional booklet. I winced. How often do I need … more
I am persuaded that the Bible does endorse a form of what is called “body-soul dualism”—though certainly not the Cartesian kind, which stresses an easy separability of these two … more
Episode #226: Music to God's ears; Does God create people who don't want to live?; Four horsemen and history; How will DNA sequencing affect creation models? more
This dialogue between science and spirituality has a long history—especially with respect to Christianity. … more
Straight Thinking #185: Adult Children of Same-Sex Relationship Parents, part 2 more
Straight Thinking #184: Adult Children of Same-Sex Relationship Parents, part 1 more