Beauty in Lines

 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;     your works are wonderful,     I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14) When I first noticed them I was mortified. What in the world was happening to my skin? It used to be so nice and smooth. Why were these crevices appearing? Did I do something wrong?... Continue Reading →

Suffering by Indifference

In my recent review of Hendrikus Berkhof's Christ the Meaning of History, I noted that Berkhof provides insight into the present situation of the church by examining the theology of history present in the early church. Here is a great example: Once the gospel has taken root in a culture, and the old powers are more... Continue Reading →

Blessed are the First Responders

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9) At just after nine AM on Monday morning, my fire pager went off. Ambulance needed. The dispatcher listed an address about 100 feet from our door. A woman is not breathing. In the year I have been on the local fire department,... Continue Reading →

10 Reasons America Loves Downton Abbey

I'm usually one of the last people to join in on a trend. Sometimes I won't watch or read something simply because everyone else is doing it. I didn't watch Titanic until 2005. I haven't seen the new Les Miserables movie. I still haven't watched Frozen. Does this make me a little snobbish? Maybe. Do I miss... Continue Reading →

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