Archive for March, 2011

Our True Selves Are Beyond Us

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Awhile ago I saw the Adjustment Bureau, a film that was presented as one man’s fight against the forces the sought to determine his life. To a degree, I suppose this is a valid expression of the film’s central theme, but beyond this fight against fate, what stood out for me was the protagonist’s use [...]

Be Still and Know…

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Yesterday, while at my accountability group, one of my brothers shared the following verse from Psalm 46: Be still, and know that I am God. Afterward, while we were sitting in silence together I thought I heard the Lord say to me… Be still, and know that you are not God. This made me laugh [...]

Two All-Too-Typical Spiritual Errors

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Here are two all-too-typical spiritual errors. The first is to absolutize that which is provisional and relative. The second is to relativise that which is absolute. Conservatives are prone to the first error, and liberals the latter.

Gathered Into Glory

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

“Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return” The above sobering words are central to the Lenten liturgy that I, and many other Christians throughout world, heard yesterday as we came forward, at our respective services, for the imposition of ashes, a rite where believers receive the mark of the Cross on [...]

Bulletpoints on Becoming

Friday, March 4th, 2011

In short, we are a being in becoming, and through faith in Christ our becoming is a path that leads us back to God. Essential to walking this path is self denial, and so with this in mind, I give the following bulletpoints on becoming. We can deny ourselves things for the sake of obtaining [...]