Category: Literature, Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
I felt like Icarus, whose hubris led him to fly too close to sun, which melted wax on his shoulders, causing feathers to unfasten, and thus his hope of freedom to come crashing down like one of Zeus’s lightning bolts.
Category: Art, Literature, Music, Poetry, Prayers, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
“Redeem and restore
What the locusts have eaten—
The schemes Satan’s woven,
Our innocence … stolen.”
Category: Morality, Philosophy, Psychology, Spiritual Formation, Theology
True happiness is biblical, moral, pleasurable, historical, and necessary for Christian character.
Category: Poetry, Psychology, Science and Religion, Spiritual Formation, Suffering
This poem was inspired by my friend and pastor, Matt Whitlock, and his sermon on “The Silently Simple Life.”
Category: Literature, Morality, Poetry, Politics, Psychology, Suffering
Is your view of human nature Stevensonian or Shelleyian? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Dr. Frankenstein?
Category: Gospel, JESUS, Polity, Psychology, Theology
Learn to contextualize the Gospel for anyone God puts in your life.
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Spiritual Formation
Engage the contemporary culture with Christian apologetics and aesthetics!
Category: Art, Beauty, JESUS, Nature, Psychology, Suffering
From the beginning of time, gold has held an almost magical hold on people. Since the time of the Pharaohs, this yellow metal was used as a form of currency, as well as to adorn the capstones on the pyramids of Giza. In grade school we learned about the Egyptian royal burial of King Tut…
Category: Devotionals, JESUS, Morality, Psychology, Scripture, Spiritual Formation, Suffering, Theology
We were bought at a high price (1 Cor 6:20; 7:23). And now as Christ followers, we do not belong to ourselves (1 Cor 6:19). Rather, we deny ourselves (Mt 16:24) and we die to ourselves (Jn 3:3-6), making no provision for the flesh (Rom 13:14). We have no rights over ourselves as if we…
Category: Family, Literature, Morality, Psychology, Suffering
I read this paragraph in Steinbeck’s East of Eden and it wrecked me, in a good way. This pericope reminds me of how children innately see their parents as immortal beings impervious to corruption, as well as to the constellation of cracks that take place in their porcelain little minds when they realize that their…
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