"A faith without some doubts is like a human body with no antobodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask the hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic.... Continue Reading →
For everything there is a season... This week we made it to Ecclesiastes chapter 3. I feel like we should all be singing the Byrds right now: "For everything, turn, turn, turn." Groovy! Sadly not everything in Ecclesiastes is peace, love, and rainbows, but we had a great night digging in anyway. If you are... Continue Reading →
This week we talked about Ecclesiastes chapter 2 and all of the ways we seek satisfaction under the sun. The Preacher, as one commentator remarked, tries hard to set up his own little Garden of Eden without any of the forbidden fruits, and oh how his experiment fails! Here's my friend Erika leading us. Enjoy!... Continue Reading →
If wishes were horses, beggars could go to Denver Seminary. Alas, my horsiest wishes have not given me a wallet of fat cash to go back to school at the moment, but if I could, I would love to take classes on Christ and culture, philosophy, apologetics, and theology. I'd take classes on Christianity and... Continue Reading →
"Vanity of vanities!" "Meaningless, meaningless!" "Mist and vapor!" What can it mean? Here we go -- chapter one of the difficult/intriguing/rich/rewarding book of Ecclesiastes.
It is summer. For a brief season, all of us bound by school-year schedules are free; visions of swimming pools dance in our heads. Lakes and camping, beaches and sandcastles, supper on the patio. The hours ahead seem endless, which the kids are quick to pick up on. "I'm boooorrrred," whines across the country. We... Continue Reading →
Hello, friends! For anyone who would like to follow along with our summer study of Ecclesiastes and Thirty Thousand Days, I will be posting our weekly talks. This one is in two parts -- first, a little reflection on Ecclesiastes, second, the nuts and bolts of how the study will work. The workbook I refer... Continue Reading →
I am so delighted to share this resource! Yeah, I'm a little biased, but this is a really unique study. First there's the in-depth, take-it-apart-verse-by-verse study of Ecclesiastes--what a book! In the process, sharpen your Bible study skills, dip a toe in some deep philosophy, and investigate how the Bible reconciles our struggles in a fallen... Continue Reading →