The Existential Cliff

The beginning of awakening is when we realize that the things we are pursuing — things like success, wealth, knowledge, renown, sensuality, and self-discovery — are liable to evade us and, should we achieve them, to fail us. What if I never make it to my dream job? What if my name is lost in […]

It is God

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed — not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence — continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. ~ Philippians […]

If You Love Me

If you love Me, you will obey my commandments.John 14:15 NET Not, “If you love me, prove it.” Not even, “If you keep my commandments, then you will be loving Me.” No. “If you love Me, you will obey my commandments.” It is simply an observation of the inevitable. If we love Him — if […]

New Clothes

No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour […]

Models, Mathematics, and Reality

  A model is nothing more or less than a mental picture of a reality, whose description of that reality satisfies the full capacity of our reason. The real thing is, in fact, far above the capacity of our reason to grasp. This is why the models we produce must continually be expanded, or else […]

On the Infinity of God

All of our intelligence combined is like the intelligence of a fly compared to You. All of our understanding is like a pebble at the foot of a mountain. All of our faith is like a grain of sand next to the depthless ocean of Your faith. And that is with Your grace. How much […]