Yesterday was C.S. Lewis' birthday, and it got me thinking deep thoughts. It’s hard these days to grab onto anything as being really, deeply true. We’re just not trained to do it. We have been trained to walk a mile in another’s shoes, to keep an open mind—and somehow we’ve got the idea that acknowledging... Continue Reading →
"I have never seen much point in getting heavy with stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to... Continue Reading →
Let’s take a whack at sin.
This week, Matt Lauer was the most recent cultural icon to tumble at the revelation that he had offensively coerced women into sexual situations against their will. Lauer, unlike some of the politicians, musicians, and comedians who’ve been accused of similar sins in recent days, was widely perceived as a good guy — upstanding, smart,... Continue Reading →
It is a beautiful phrase, rolls over the tongue like a dessert at Macaroni Grill: sola gratia. By grace alone we are saved, undeserving sinners though we are. By the kindness of God, by the compassion of Jesus. Grace is our highest doctrine, our most precious inheritance. For 500 years we have repeated, sola gratia. ... Continue Reading →