Thoughts on Life

The Luxuries of a Church at Ease – A Call for Christian Unity

Lately, I’ve been reading C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity as part of a book club.  This, along with other recent events and discussions, has caused me to think more about unity within the Church. First, some context.  Lewis states in the preface to his book that his intent is not to discuss Christian denominations or differences among the denominations.  Instead, he …

“You may come here, but no further. Your proud waves shall be stopped here.”

  The recent hurricanes caused me to reflect on Job 38:1-11: Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind, “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me! “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. Who …

What’s the “Nashville Statement?”

  Within the last couple of days you may have heard about “The Nashville Statement.”  It was formulated by “The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood” and signed onto by many Christian leaders and lay people, mostly from an American Christian evangelical background. The focus of the Statement is on human sexuality and the Biblical teaching that God created man …

On The Chaos at Charlottesville and “Race”

Over the weekend, there were a series of protests and riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.  On the one side was a leftist group known as “antifa” (“anti-fascists”), on the other were “alt-right” white nationalists.  At least three people died and 19 were injured in the confrontation between the two groups. I’m at a loss to really understand the reasoning behind the …