Archive for February, 2008

Bordering on Progressive

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Noted author and biblical scholar Scot McKnight posted a quiz on his web page that is designed to reveal one’s hermeneutical approach toward the Scriptures. I was a little surprised by the results, which on a spectrum from conservative to moderate to progressive, put me right on the threshold between moderate and progressive. In reflecting […]

Proper Center

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Often the physical world provides a good analogy for understanding the spiritual. Just as physical laws dictate that between two celestial bodies the center of gravity is closer to the one that has greater mass, so it is in our relationship to God. We are creatures constituted in relation to Him, and He being infinite […]

Being and Becoming In Christ

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Christ, being the agent of creation and redemption, is both obstacle and mediator in the being and becoming of the world. It is through him that God called forth creation, and it is in him that we live, move, and have our being. Consequently, apart from him we cannot adequately understand or relate to the […]

Freedom Comes

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Freedom comes when you bind yourself to discipline.

You Gotta Read This

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

My wife gave me a good idea. I recently visited her site and found that she posted a link to an article in the latest issue of Christianity Today titled, “The Future Lies in the Past”. This article is about the movement among evangelicals toward a recovery of roots, tradition, and history, particularly as this […]

On Cultic Practices and Missing Keys

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Today, my coworker, Melinda, who momentarily lost her keys, asked the following question: “Why do keys always disappear?”. Before I knew it, my brain discerned the following answer: Our world coexists with another world, a parallel universe that overlaps but does not, except on rare occasions, interact with ours. The people of this other world […]

The Blessed Fasts of Lent

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy […]

My New Alarm Clock

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

I recently hooked an intravenous line to my alarm clock which is set to load a bunch of caffeine directly into my veins at 6 a.m. sharp. It works pretty good.