Archive for September, 2007

School of Hardknocks

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

My youngest son, Joel, suffers from overconfidence and a lack of healthy caution, which has resulted in him being more banged up and bruised in four years than his brother and sister have been in their combined 16 years. For this reason, I often don’t play along with him when he makes statements like, “you [...]

The Dead Speak: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a 20th century martyr and theologian who was executed for his involvement with undercover members of the Abwher (German Military Intelligence) and their plans to assassinate Hitler. This involvement expressed a shift in Bonhoeffer’ convictions, as initially he was a pacifist. Though there has been much debate regarding the nature of Bonhoeffer’ [...]

This Post Points to a Page

Monday, September 10th, 2007

The purpose of my post today is to direct you to a page in the column on the right titled “Forgetting Reinhold Niebuhr”. I decided to create this page because Mr. Niebuhr was a powerful influence on my intellectual development, and thus he sheds some light on who I am. In fact, if you have [...]

The Faithful Proclaim

Friday, September 7th, 2007

The faithful proclaim what the Lord does, fools explain how he does it.

God Waits

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

God waits in that part of you from which you turn away.

Dead Words

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Nietzsche once said, “That for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts.” So, here are a few words: God, justice, love, truth, salvation, holiness, faith, and goodness, which according to Nietzsche are all signs that point to empty and dead realities. Being a Christian, I, of course, resist his assertion and [...]