Category Archives: Scripture

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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“Though the Fig Tree…”

It’s just Tuesday, but boy has it been a week.  I found good comfort in today’s reading from the Old Testament book of Habakkuk.  The minor prophet had this to say as his book drew to a close with its … Continue reading

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From Luke for These Days

The Gospel readings have been Luke for these last few weeks.  These last two days of readings have felt oddly appropriate for these days.  From chapter twelve in the ESV: 54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a … Continue reading

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Reformation Post

It’s always interesting when a Baptist writer makes his way into a particularly Catholic journal.  First Things, for all its possible faults, does find space to bring in others from beyond their tradition.  This time around it was Bruce Ashford, … Continue reading

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Song for the Week’s End

This video is a wonderful blend of some of my favorite musicians and a great song from the Psalms.

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Shelling Philosophical Peanuts

A couple of “recent” classic Peanuts strips have been more philosophical than usual.  Granted, there’s almost always a tinge of kids asking deep questions, but there two are particularly resonate.  First up: It’s always impressive when someone renders rain well … Continue reading

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Being Bodies

A couple of days ago I mentioned listening to sermons and talks while getting some grading done.  Here’s another one that I listened to recently by Ephraim Radner.  In many ways, he’s quite different from some of the other writers/pastors/teachers … Continue reading

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Toward a Sense of Suffering?

This last week we have been talking about the problem of evil in class.  It’s a short unit, but you’d like to think it’s something that will come back around (the discussion, not the evil) throughout a lifetime.  Attempting to … Continue reading

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“A Little Incarnation”

From the introduction to Lewis’s Reflections on the Psalms: It seems to me appropriate, almost inevitable, that when that great Imagination which in the beginning, for Its own delight and for the delight of men and angels and (in their … Continue reading

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