Far to the right on the inky horizon, a soft billowing shadow floated to the heavens. Soft grey clouds puffed quietly, silently, gently, towards the just-visible stars.
In southwest Utah there is a 17-mile, one-way, single-track road that travels into and then out of a wild and desolate basin.
Why do I exist and to what end is my existence? I can trace many of my greatest concerns in life back to this question. Normally, my anxieties and worries are far more shallow and insubstantial and include things like, how skilled of a writer am I?
Can God be justified in His judgments if we are not sinners? Can anybody judge God otherwise? God is above all human judgment, nor does He need to justify Himself to anyone.
It’s been said that Martin Luther was an occasional theologian. Luther did theology as occasions arose. That doesn’t mean he wasn’t doing theology otherwise.
I love the commercialization of Christmas. I rejoice in it. I revel in it. I see Santa ringing his bell outside of Target and I want to give the guy a hug.
Yes, the avalanche of pop culture heroes falling to credible accusations of sexual misconduct continues to surprise even the most cynical Americans.
Let’s begin with a few quotes from well-known atheists. The first comes from the famous Oxford don Richard Dawkins. In his 2006 blockbuster, The God Delusion, Dawkins claims,
As with the world, so too do Christians obsess about the question of freedom and free will. In the church historical way of discussing free will Christians have gone on for millenia picking over the subject of God's will.
For reasons known and unknown to me I am haunted by the desert southwest. I love this high desert of rock and sand and sky and animals well suited to scarce water and both the extreme heat of day and the shocking cold of night.
Businesses and institutions, if they are to survive and flourish, need to have some clear purpose and reason to exist. They need to have something to offer. They need to meet a need not currently met, or to meet it better than others are.
If you ask what the Reformation was and why they excommunicated Martin Luther, you would probably hear it was his “95 Theses” condemning the church’s use of authority and other abuses.
Martin Luther was a man of many titles: pastor, professor, hymn-writer, theologian, and reformer, just to name a few. There is, however, another title that often goes unnoticed: Martin Luther was a storyteller.
On October 19-21 we gathered in San Diego to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation at the Here We Still Stand conference. And what a celebration it was! Perhaps you thought that was it.
God's Word became flesh. That is a concrete, real fact. This means that the mystery of how God comes to us, to win us back from sin and death, is hiding in plain sight.
Now that the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s initial protest has come and gone, can we finally stop talking about the Reformation? No chance!
In “The Fellowship of the Ring”, when the fellowship begins to first form at Rivendell, there is a scene when the ring of power is first presented to the rulers of the races of middle earth.
“I really thought I would just sit in the car and stuff the muffler and just die,” she cried. She had just lost her husband. She was at the end of her rope.
Dodge a bus and cross the busy Waikiki Way, head southeast on Westlands Road and then turn left on Chiromo Lane, and there I would find the blind man.