By seeking the welfare of the city – or the United States of America, in the case of our vote for president – we obey what Jesus said are the greatest commandments. Love the Lord your God with all your being, and love your neighbor as you love yourself.
Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill. Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings (p. … Continued
Today I came across an article by Christena Cleveland on the website for The Table, a publication of Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought. The piece – titled ‘The Danger of Civility’ – was basically the transcript of a speech … Continued
Back in high school, I met a man named Charles. His last name escapes me now, but it’s not important to the story. Charles was a large, imposing, friendly fellow. But Charles identified himself as an Apostle. And Charles was … Continued
What is up with Christians leaving the faith? In July, Joshua Harris – pastor and famed author of ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ – announced he is no longer a Christian, and he’s leaving his wife. Two weeks ago, Marty Sampson … Continued
Why do bad things happen to good people? How can a good God who loves us permit all the suffering in this world? These and other questions related to the problem of evil came up in a recent conversation I … Continued
I was in high school when JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Perhaps I thought I was too old to read a kid’s book. Or maybe I was too distracted by sports and friends to care about the intense controversy … Continued