Monthly Archives: January 2016

Don’t pull the rug out from under your faith

Why do I believe in God while other, equally (or more) intelligent people from a similar background and education do not? Why does faith stick to some people and slide off others? Why do some people have faith while others … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The well-tempered person

Controlling anger is a big issue for many people. “I’ll admit it,” they say. “I have a real temper.” But they’re mistaken. The problem is they have not been tempered enough. “Tempering” is a process that increases strength and elasticity. … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Faith, Lifestyle, Marriage and Family, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does God live in our zip code?

In her book, Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity, the philosopher Catharine Wilson has asserted that “we are all, in a sense, Epicureans now.” The biblical scholar N. T. Wright quotes Wilson, and calls her assessment “spot on.” When I … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Christianity, Faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Don’t Be Bored in the New Year

Our church was selling its old pews a few years ago. One wag suggested we advertise them with the tag line, “You’ve slept in them at church. Now you can try them at home.” His fellow wit added, “And we … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Faith, Spiritual life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment