Blog Posts on Life of the Mind
Thanking God for Bethlehem Seminary
One Advantage of Reading Slowly
The fact that hundreds of the pages of God’s inspired word are devoted to poetry moves me. One of the effects is to make me aware that God thinks the sound of language matters.
God has blessed and humbled me…Continue Reading
C.S. Lewis on Why to Seek an Author's Intention
Not Just for Theological Uber Geeks
A Plea for Heart Devotions and Head Study
This is a plea that all of you would build into your lives both personal devotions and purposeful study of God’s word.
Daily prayerful meditation seeking personal application of God’s word to your own heart and life.
Kids' Books for Grown-ups
Knowledge Increases Mystery
From time to time I meet the objection that efforts to understand complex and mysterious doctrines in the Bible are unhelpful because they reduce mystery and therefore diminish wonder and worship.
There are at least two answers to this objection.…Continue Reading
5 Tips for Clear Writing and Talking
C. S. Lewis’ advice to children on writing is good advice to pastors on preaching, or anybody on talking.
- Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't…