Unforgiveness is like fire that smolders in the belly, like smoke that smothers the soul.
Sittser, Jerry. “A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss.” Zondervan.
I first “met” Peter Chattaway on an old school listserv for Daniel Amos, one of my favorite bands. He is a very accomplished film critic from the Great White North and is well worth following to read his take on movies, theology, and culture. (Be sure to check out his tear down of Star Trek: Not […]
February 2 is the celebration of the purification of Mary after the birth of Jesus and his presentation at the Temple Luke 2:22-39. The passage also presents two prophetic statements, one from a man, Simeon, and one from a woman, Anna (although Anna’s specific words are not given, we are simply told, “At that moment […]
My wife’s novel The Unlikely Missionary is now available as an ebook! It is only $1.99 and available now in the following formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt. It will soon be available on Apple iBooks and Sony stores too, but you can read the epub version in iBooks now, just download directly from […]
When do we forgive? Is it only after the one who has sinned against us (offended us) has asked for forgiveness? Or should we forgive them whether they ask for forgiveness or not? This is a discussion I had not long ago with a friend and something I had thought a LOT about when I was in college. […]
You all know that Dan Piraro is one of my favorite cartoonists. He is not a fan of religion, but he often has poignant gags. This week he had a dog in the pulpit to match his earlier cat clergy.
Fellow Cornellian and cartoonist Jason Rosenberg (who clearly has his doubts) poses the question this way:
I feel like I have so much to say and yet nothing to add. I was up in the middle of the night and thinking about how proud we are of our daughter. She is doing so well in school, her writing is phenomenal, and she is simply a wonderful person. I was just sitting […]
I never was one for making many resolutions anyway. This past year has taught me just this: Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. — Matt. 6:34
I stumbled across a post by Vince Vitale who was responding to a challenge from a friend, a retired Princeton professor, who stated simply, “I cannot believe in the virgin birth.” There is no doubt that this is an assertion of the Gospels that regularly meets with doubt and shrugs by many, including among the […]