May 23, 2019

In my last post, I made the argument that our Christian lives are not our own.  The Bible calls us to live a life called out from the world together.  I fear that an over-emphasis on personal spiritual disciplines has led us to believe that our faith is merely that--pe...

May 22, 2019

Our church has benefited from a wave of writings on personal spiritual disciplines.  Authors such as Dallas Howard and Richard Foster have helped bring our need for a personal connection to God into relief.  However, I fear that the wave has unintentionally eroded our...

May 8, 2019

Like most people, I rarely find time to read the pleasurable titles on my book list. However, last week I was thrilled to complete a collection of C.S. Lewis's journalistic essays. The collection begins with Lewis's reflection on Medieval chivalry and the "double deman...

April 24, 2019

It is hard to sit silent when you feel you are misrepresented.  Reading some of the coverage concerning the Sri Lanka bombings was, at times, a frustrating exercise in misrepresentation.  Some of the coverage focused on the harm done to the small Muslim community in Sr...

April 17, 2019

We live in a world overflowing with information and yet so hungry for understanding.  The stories that each culture tells its children to teach them about life have been exposed as fictional stories--many of them are.  But in our zeal for modern standards of accuracy,...

April 10, 2019

C.S. Lewis stated in his Introduction to Athanasius's On the Incarnation: "Every age has its own outlook.  It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes."  For all the great things American culture may have achieved, there...

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