The Misery of Weightlessness

The Misery of Weightlessness

In the weightlessness of space some things, like jumping, are easy. But life as a whole becomes hard. To steal from Elizabeth Elliot: “In space, astronauts experience the misery of having no reference point, no force that draws them toward the center. The effort of performing ordinary activities without the help of that pull if often […]

Tyranny and Church Membership

Tyranny and Church Membership

Living in a country increasingly marked by tyranny, we Christians must be people who truly oppose it. Looking like we’re fight tyranny is not necessarily truly fighting tyranny. A firefighter spraying gasoline instead of water on a fire is not doing the same thing despite the blaring sirens and flashing red lights. Submission to lawful […]

Serving the Story Warm

Serving the Story Warm

Our God instructs us to tell His story of redemption to our children when they ask us moral questions: When your son asks you in time to come, saying, “What is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which the LORD our God has commanded you?” then you shall say to your […]

Ain’t No Test Tube Big Enough

Ain’t No Test Tube Big Enough

Our culture likes to submit God to the scientific method. It seeks to hunch over its collective microscope and demand He show up under magnification. The title of Victor J. Stenger’s book, God the Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist, pretty much sums it up. But Christians must refuse this bit […]

Where does milk come from?

Where does milk come from?

Ask students who grow up in the city “Where does milk come from?” and you can anticipate responses like “the grocery store” or “a milk jug.” The students who grow up on farms always get a good chuckle out of this. Doesn’t everyone know that milk comes from cows? But, there is a real sense […]

A Little Perspective

A Little Perspective

I take it that everyone has heard about the young man, Jared Loughner, who attempted to kill congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona on January 8, 2011. In the process he shot to death six other people, including a judge and a 9 year old girl, and wounded many others. And while everyone’s attention is focused […]

It’s not Dave’s fault

It’s not Dave’s fault

“In roughly twenty-five years, Christian worship has gone from being serious to being casual—not because a case has been cogently or theologically argued that “casual” is more appropriate to a meeting with God, but because the culture itself has become casual, and the church has chosen not to resist the cultural inertia. David Letterman doesn’t […]

Tuskegee

Tuskegee

In P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters, Bertie uses the word “Eulalie” to turn his inflated and threatening opponent, Spode, into a concordious second. This special word was bestowed upon Bertie by his faithful valet, Jeeves, and had its power because it was the name associated with a secret that the now Earl of […]