Category Archives: Faith

Screwtape on Extremes

My daily New Testament reading for the last couple of weeks was the letter of Ephesians.  The letter, one that weaves the theological and the practical together the way the always should be, ends with a popular passage that casts … Continue reading

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Prayer and What You Bargain For

Way back at the end of November, I mentioned rereading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  And then I didn’t say much about it.  It took me a little longer than I intended (which has been the case in general … Continue reading

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Winter Winds

Today was a wintry day in Honolulu.  The winds whipped down the valley bringing sheets of rain.  We might have broken 70 degrees, but I’d be hard-pressed to say when.  I did make it down to breakfast before the rain … Continue reading

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Paul and Purpose

Sometimes you’re just reading along using your Bible plan and you find yourself in a passage you think you know well and then you come across a line or two that stands out because it reflects something that you talked … Continue reading

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On the Twelfth Night

Today is the twelfth, and final, day of Christmas.  The older I get, the more I like the idea of twelve days of Christmas following the season of Advent, and not just because it “prolongs” things.  There’s almost no way … Continue reading

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Christmastide’s End

The twelve days of Christmas are coming to an end.  And while I do have some reflections on the season, I thought I’d share one more song clip before the clock marks the end of the first day of the … Continue reading

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Fresh Start or More of the Same?

One more “New Year’s Frazz” comic before things turn towards the beginning of the new semester.  Here’s the January 1st Frazz, which captures one of the many sensations that a new year brings. This morning  I spent a little bit … Continue reading

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Fresh Starts and Do-Overs

Of the many “making sense of 2020” pieces, I haven’t seen anything that said anything quite like today’s WuMo by Wulff and Morgenthaler. The front page of the local paper here called 2020 “a year to forget.”  And while I … Continue reading

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Screwtape and the Spiritual Life

I’ve been on a C. S. Lewis kick these last couple of months.  It started with finally getting around to reading his Reflections on the Psalms.  Definitely not the book I thought it would be, but brilliant nonetheless.  Then I … Continue reading

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The Times of Your Life

Yesterday was “Christ the King” Sunday in many churches across the world (though many other churches across America probably celebrated Thanksgiving early instead).  As I understand it, the day is a comparatively recent addition to the liturgical calendar.  The Sunday … Continue reading

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