The doctrine that we are created in the image of God gives a solid foundation for human freedom and moral significance. We do not have to resort to an irrational upper-story leap [from "fact- based science" to "value-based morality/ethics"]. Given the starting point of a personal God, our own personhood is completely explicable...The Christian worldview … Continue reading The Christian Foundation for the Highest Human Ideals
Category: Contemplating Life
Have you ever texted God? You know, when you send up a quick prayer in the middle of something else, like you'd text a friend. "Hey, God, I can't find my keys and we have to leave in 5 minutes. Please give me clarity!!" "God, You are so good!! Thank you!!" "How do I reach … Continue reading Are You Texting God?
It's a privilege, Lord To talk to You in prayer You bend your ear And listen there My filthy soul You see as clean All because of Christ in me I know this is the third poem in a row, so if you don't like poetry, sorry, haha. If you do like poetry, then here's … Continue reading The Privilege of Prayer
With quiet dignity Standing as a refuge For those who flock to you. You are shelter, Security, A place for us to Grow. Rooted in reality and Reaching to the sky, You remind me that An acorn has to Die Before it can Thrive. Hey, guys! It's been a busy summer at Camp Gilead, so … Continue reading Trees
Disclaimer: This will be my last post for a while, as I'll be working at Camp Gilead again from the end of May until mid-July. Hey guys! I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by three lovely blogger-friends in less than a month, so I suppose that I should actually do it, haha. But … Continue reading Tri-Mystery Area!
A couple weeks ago, I had to write a sports paper. So I read a chapter of a book on sports writing, but then I also read the next chapter: humor writing. With both of those influences being tossed around my mind, this paper emerged. As soon as I told my sister Carrie about it, … Continue reading Ultimate Satire
"In fact, according to the Torah, almost everything is purified with blood; indeed, without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Hebrews 9:22 CJB I often forget that it should have been my blood shed upon the cross. But my blood couldn't have atoned for my sin, because I am not a spotless lamb, … Continue reading The Shedding of Perfect Blood