How to (Never) Get What You Want

Like many ideas and behaviors that are taught in the Christian Scriptures, at first glance, the word “contentment” seems to carry a negative connotation to it. Christians are clearly taught to be content in whatever circumstances we find ourselves (cf. Phil 4, Matt. 7, etc.). If we have food, clothing, and shelter we are to... Continue Reading →

The Humility of Charles Darwin

As any long time reader of my blog will know, I’m no a champion for Darwin, despite a lot of engagement with his most well-known theory. In fact, my first ever blog post (almost 3 years ago!) offered a critique of some of his views. Yet, even in that post an aspect of Darwin that... Continue Reading →

Father, Forgive Them

For our Good Friday service my Church decided to have seven individuals read and briefly reflect upon the seven statements of Jesus while He was on the cross. I had the privilege to present the second words of Christ. What follows was my manuscript, perhaps you will find it an encouraging Holy Week read: Our... Continue Reading →

The Irreducible Glory of a Human Life

** SPOILER ALERT for A Tale of Two Cities, The Awakening, The Sorrows of Young Werther, and Death of a Salesman. Lately, the topic of suicide, or more accurately, the story of suicide, has unintentionally permeated my reading. It has been cast in many forms from the not so suicidal yet still self-inflicted death of... Continue Reading →

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