Category Archives: Christian Life

Nothing More to be Prized

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. Sometime c. 1267 Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) wrote a short … Continue reading

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Videos Galore … On Evolution and Christian Faith

This has been a summer of travel. This week I am enjoying the American Chemical Society Meeting in Boston with some 17,000 colleagues. Stimulating talks, dinner on the waterfront … all in all a good week. Rather than struggle to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Life, Evolution, Genesis, Pastoring and Preaching, Science and Faith

Vocation as Holy Ground

A while back I was given a short book by Marc Baer, Mere Believers: How Eight Faithful Lives Changed the Course of History (HT JP). Marc Baer is a Professor of History at Hope College. His specialty is modern British … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of This World

I’ve been traveling the last several weeks – spending some time in Europe working (with a little vacationing thrown into the mix). Last weekend I visited Lutherstadt Wittenberg, A small town in eastern Germany where Martin Luther spent most of … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, Sin

A Tossed Salad

When I was growing up we had tossed salad with dinner quite often, especially during the summer. My dad would make the salad, with tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, radishes, and such, cut up small and tossed together, well mixed. When we … Continue reading

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Faith and Culture: Uneasy Partners

The final section of Philip Yancey’s new book Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? looks at faith and culture. The first chapter considers the uneasy partnership between Christians and power (politics) while the second, entitled Holy Subversion, … Continue reading

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A Community of Contrast!

We are called to be a community of contrast, not a prophetic witness or moral judge. Paul to the church at Corinth (ancient Roman fountain image source): I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral … Continue reading

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