Conformity in a Confused World

There is an extent to which we ought to conform to the standards of our society, for the sake of the people in that society. But never for our own sake. Never to make a name for ourselves, to impress other people, to gain power and respect, or to acquire “friends”. These things are currency […]

Certainty

Am I certain there is a God? Have I seen him with my own eyes? Can I demonstrate beyond all doubt that this universe must have a creator? Can I say unequivocally that this creator is a personal and loving and just and infinite being? Have I proved to myself that the man Jesus Christ […]

A Moment of Clarity

It is like a flash of lightning. No sooner do you realize you are seeing it than it is gone. Like a seashell that is brought ashore with one wave and carried away into the abyss with the next, just as you were about to take hold of it.

God Incarnate

Jesus died so that God could be merciful to us while remaining the completely just God that He is. There are perhaps other reasons, but that is one of the primary reasons set forth in Scripture. But, it might be asked, was a physical incarnation and substitutionary death really necessary? Could not God have found […]

The Divine Idea

This I suppose to be that blessed Trinity that we read of in the holy Scriptures. The Father is the deity subsisting in the prime, unoriginated and most absolute manner, or the deity in its direct existence. The Son is the deity generated by God’s understanding, or having an idea of Himself and subsisting in […]

On Anxiety

It seems to me that there are two broad types of anxiety. One is a gift of God, and the other is a counterfeit from hell. “Fear and trembling” — that state of subliminal awareness of our own utter inadequacy, sometimes very heavy, which drives us to conscious dependence on God — is a good […]

A Reflection on Faith

Faith is a very rich and multifaceted concept, almost to the point of being useless as a concept because it is so all-encompassing. But it is precisely the opposite of useless as a way of life, for that selfsame reason. One small facet of this thing called faith has recently been coming into sharp focus […]