Category Archives: Faith

Leaning Rightly into Lent

I’ve been thinking about this piece by Hans Boersma about Lent all day.  I’m always a little excited when he posts something new to First Things, even though there’s only a 70% chance that I’ll mostly understand it.  Today’s piece … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Sigh and Spirit

It’s always kind of fun when Linus brings up Scripture with Lucy.  Today’s classic Peanuts is a case in point. (image from gocomics.com)

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Tradition and Traditionalism

From Common Objects of Love by Oliver O’Donovan: The word “tradition,” like koinonia, refers both to an action and a possession.  In the first sense it is the activity by which one shares in the community, receiving and contributing.  In … Continue reading

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Time Enough?

One of the more personally frustrating letters from Screwtape to Wormwood is missive #21, which has something to do with using “the claims of life” against the patient.  Screwtape writes: Now you will have noticed that nothing throws him into … Continue reading

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The Demonic and The Divine

I’m always impressed with how well C. S. Lewis can articulate truths about the human condition.  It’s uncanny to me.  I think it’s one big reason why I revisit his work, some of it often.  And he does it without … Continue reading

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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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