the Church, a bride not a whore

The Baptist had preached repentance, but it didn't help. The Church has done the same for two thousand years, and it still doesn't appear to have »

on man's sin and God's love

God is loving to man, and loving in no small measure. For say not, 'I have committed fornication and adultery: I have done dreadful things, and »

Luther on anxiety

When I feel anxious about sin and hell, I remind myself that when I have Christ, I have all that is necessary. Neither death, sin, nor »

tangible sin, tangible forgiveness

The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent Me »

clothed in righteousness: thoughts on moral trauma

War is messy. It is a mess of dirt, sweat, blood, gunpowder, rubble, tears, death, and destruction unparalleled by anything else that comes about by the »

dropping the ball

Somewhere along the line, I dropped the ball. I had built up a pretty good momentum. I was writing every day. I was enjoying it. I »

the choice

Your days are numbered, Your number of breaths finite. You can spend your time Consuming or creating. Only the latter will make a difference After you're »

how the NSA made Gmail unpatriotic

NOTE: This post is seriously off-topic for this blog; but it is a subject upon which I regularly get questioned by friends and family...so I'm »

on Jesus' baptism

This Sunday, January 12th, the church celebrates the baptism of Christ. This event is recorded in all four Gospels, which clearly points to its importance. Matthew's »

how do we know God? (link)

How do we come to know God? through philosophy through nature through the lens of the Old Testament through reason through religion through (fill in the »