I pray to him in order to have him present with me. We are fools if we think praying in faith has anything to do with what we command of God. No, quite the opposite; we have faith in that he has even allowed us in his presence to begin with. My praying in faith is about surviving such an ...
...it's a terribly dreadful place. You see truth does not care who you are. It makes no concessions and is never arbitrary. Like a beacon shining in the dark it will always expose untruth. To live in truth is to be constantly reminded of just how much untruth exists in our lives and in the world. Yes, indeed, truth is ...
It is not free because there is much work to do. It is not a gift because it is neither comfortable nor easy. However, there does exist the free gift of living in ignorance. It’s free because it requires no effort whatsoever. It’s a gift because it was handed to you at birth.
...but he DOES promise me hope. This hope has nothing to do with my ability to perceive the absolute correctly. It does not rest in any form of certainty whatsoever. It rests in the constant struggle of being a follower of Christ. It’s about obeying WHEN I am commanded. It’s about living out my salvation with fear and trembling. In ...
Early this morning Dr. Martin Salia died here in Omaha Nebraska. Dr. Salia was the second casualty from Ebola on American soil. The reason this doctor (and many of the others as well) are putting themselves in harm’s way is because they feel called by God to do so.
About 15 years ago I remember hearing missionaries constantly talking about persecution ...
Soren Kierkegaard series
The Soren Kierkegaard (SK) series has sought to present some of the major theological/cultural concerns associated with the philosopher/theologian in light of our current situation in protestant Christianity. Although SK lived more than 150 years ago his thought is just as relevant today, perhaps even more, than when he first wrote.
In Part one I gave a ...
What matters is to find a purpose, to see what it really is that God wills that I shall do; the crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.
Any man can make a mistake but only a fool persists in his error.
In religious belief as elsewhere, we must take our chances, recognizing that we could be wrong, dreadfully wrong. There are no guarantees; the religious life is a venture; foolish and debilitating error is a permanent possibility. (If we can be wrong, however, we can also be right.)
I am a Christian, not because someone explained the nuts and bolts of Christianity, but because there were people willing to be nuts and bolts.