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 … Continue reading The Misery of Weightlessness
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 … Continue reading Tyranny and Church Membership
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 … Continue reading Serving the Story Warm
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 … Continue reading Ain’t No Test Tube Big Enough
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 … Continue reading Where does milk come from?
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 … Continue reading A Little Perspective