Psalm 1: When Delight Overcomes Distraction
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,…
10 Steps to Stay Alive to the Beauty of God's World
What Do We Do With Our Slavery-Affirming Theological Heroes?
When I read the works of men like James P. Boyce and Jonathan Edwards, I am amazed at the depth of their biblical knowledge and the keenness of their personal application. At the same time, I am astounded that these…Continue Reading
The United States Eugenics Movement: Outrage and What We Can Learn
Every January we rightly turn our attention to Roe v. Wade — the poorly argued Supreme Court decision that was driven by ideology rather than by actual case law.
It was not the first unjustly decided case that impacted tens…Continue Reading
When Mere Life Is Interesting Enough
G. K. Chesterton:
When we are very young children we don't need fairy tales: we only need tales. Mere life is interesting enough.
A child of seven is excited by being told that Tommy opened a door and saw a…
Christian Hedonist Calvinism
What would the doctrines of grace sound like if every limb in that tree were coursing with the sap of Augustinian delight. (that is, Christian Hedonism)?
- Total depravity is not just badness, but blindness to God’s beauty and deadness to…
God Is Doing More Than We Can See
Caiaphas schemed against Jesus (John 11:49–53). It was horrible. It was injustice.
And yet, the whole thing was God's loving set of events he planned for good. God was up to something bigger. It was for the salvation of you…Continue Reading
The Sovereign God of “Elfland” (Why Chesterton’s Anti-Calvinism Doesn’t Put Me Off)
Fear, Risk, and the Church's Mission
Fitzgerald nailed it when he described Jay Gatsby’s attitude: “What would be the use of doing great things if I could have a better time telling her what I was going to do?” It’s easy to fall so…