Rage

When I was in Israel part of our tour was visiting Yad Vashem. We toured the holocaust museum, and the term rage seemed appropriate at first, but then it matured into sorrow for me. I pray it does for all visitors, at least hopefully it will with a little bit of perspective and wisdom. It…

The Temple Mount and a Taco Truck

As I walked the streets of Jerusalem, and circled the grounds of the temple mount I had a thought. How hard it must be to look at the temple mount and see a precipice to another god. Another religion. Some might even say that the Dome of the Rock standing where it does mirrors the…

Mercy, or Arguing at God?

Just back from my trip to Israel, it was great. It truly is a land flowing with milk and honey. The lush greenery is breath-taking as Israel leads the field in their advanced farming and water conservation techniques turning much of the desert into a paradise, except down by the dead sea. The smell of…

A Special and Equal Creation?

My last two posts have been about the problems of inequality in our world. The male and female challenges. This problem will always be an issue for a fallen people. This problem however doesn’t have to be a bedrock of our teleology. Teleology is about the purpose found within a created order. In other words…

A Man-talk on Table Turning

Douglas Wilson has just fired the first shot on wusses, as he sees it, calling Christian men to engage Jordan Peterson’s approach to masculinity, which is stand up with back straight and shoulders back and get your lobster pinchers ready for a fight. I actually liked what both men had to say on the subject…

RAW People

No this is not about wrestling, but it is similarly about a facade. Do our churches have a facade that needs to come off, in perhaps a way that we wish our skin wouldn’t? I was sitting here thinking about church and why we have for so long had a problem with people who are…

Taste and See…

How many of us have ever had a dish that our friends continually wanted us to try? A dish they keep recommending that despite you saying no, you keep hearing about? I feel sad when people won’t try guacamole. However for me it is sushi, I don’t really do fish in general, so I definitely…

Florida shooting and a broke church van

A couple weeks ago at camp with the Youth Group we had four flat tires. I could definitely say this was the weekend retreat from hell. It just seemed liked challenge after challenge. I did the usual thing, check the air levels in the tires, checked the oil, drove it around to see how it…

Love the wife of your youth

I am convinced there is still no better love song, no sexier song than Take my Breath Away by Berlin. I know, I have a preference for the eighties. Though Unchained Melody covered by U2 is a strong contender. But the point is not to talk about music but this season of love. Love your…

Overwhelmed by Media

The Gospel coalition just had a good article on something I was formulating. Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 The idea being how we become exhausted by Social Media. The article mentioned the area of jealousy, which is a fantastic thing to reflect on. Do the lives of…

Testing your Mind-field

Paul tell us to renew ours minds. This is good advice. Consider this post a follow up to¬†Garbage in, Garbage out.¬†The mind is a field of many thoughts both good and bad, both helpful and destructive. Paul reminds us that our minds tend to pick things up, they are sponges that collect. Our minds-eye sees…