The gospel calls us to maturity, to complete manhood. It's written in scripture and it's written in our DNA. The mind and body are geared for growth and are a metaphor for what is meant to happen as we grow in Christ. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a … [Read more...] about Thumb Suckers
Who we Are Instead
The world loves to lay hold of the dictionary and determine the definitions. Politics, religion, faith, male, female, truth, lies.... and more. I prefer the old, unchanging definitions. I prefer reality.
Despite what we might think we are teaching our kids, most of them are perceptive enough to work out the priorities in life by the questions we ask. "Did you have fun (play the fool)?" Where you entertained (to hold the mind captive)?" "Were you amused (to deceive, … [Read more...] about Beyond the Jolly Fat Man
Death is a miserable business. It takes us away from all that we cherish in this beautiful world that God has made. And though for the believer it may only represent a momentary transition into something more satisfying than we can imagine, it still has to be faced and … [Read more...] about Crossing the Jordan
Some people will tell you that the most important thing you can do in life is to learn to love yourself, or that you cannot love others until you love yourself. But self-love is ultimately unsatisfying. It is fruitless. It is lame. It is barren. Self-love gives nothing but … [Read more...] about Loving Ourselves to Death
The modern concept of heroism, much like the pagan view through the ages, is that of a man or woman who fights to defend their honour. By contrast, the biblical view of heroism belongs to those who seek to defend God's honour. In a pagan world, a man's honour is tied to his … [Read more...] about Heroes