In our incredibly divided culture, is there a way of moderation? Is there a way of change? When people DO change, do we believe it any more?
One such divisive person has been Glenn Beck. I remember him from his FoxNews days and how I came to a place I couldn’t stand his vitriol. Last year I read an amazing story in The New York Times about how he “changed.” It was hard to believe for me. Honestly.
Then, this interview.
Give a listen. It’s worth it.
A man given to arguing becomes for himself a double-edged sword; he destroys his soul, without knowing it, and renders it alien to eternal life. Continue reading “The way of humility”
I will forever bless the day when I was asked to rummage through a friend’s office and take any book I liked in certain sections. That is the day I came on Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart. I’ve noted some thoughts from this treasure on past posts. Today’s thought may be the entire reason the Spirit brought me to that office that day. Continue reading “What is faith?”
When we come to the Lord with needs, we must come boldly. We must come with an expectation. Doubt doesn’t really belong. We may hesitate. We may wonder if anything can happen, but we can be reminded of the greatness of God.
Heaven and earth, nature and man, comedy and tragedy, … the Virgin Mary and the demons…Mozart simply contains and includes all this within his music in perfect harmony. This harmony is not a matter of “balance” or “indifference” – it is a glorious upsetting of the balance, a turning in which the light rises and the shadows fall, in which the Yes rings louder than the ever-present. — Karl Barth
Apologetics is not a call to beat unwilling people into intellectual submission, but to be the servant of those in need. — Dallas Willard