Category Archives: Theology

Something Has Gone Dreadfully Wrong

“We often talk of man’s ‘bestial’ cruelty, but that is. . . insulting to beasts. . .” – Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Continue reading

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Humans Are the X-Factor: God’s Biggest Risk?

God has painted on a very big canvas. But do you know what the centerpiece of his creative genius is? It’s you and I, and the people around us. As far as we know (though there is much we don’t … Continue reading

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The Artist

He paints his birds and fish and sunsets with hues so vivid and lines so bold that our most Avant Garde painters seem tame by comparison. Continue reading

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A Key to Understanding Difficult Bible Passages

When we enter into that confluence of time, God will bring “all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ.” Then the old order of things will pass away… Continue reading

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The Old Suitcase

Many people come to the Bible the way I go to that suitcase. They rummage through it, looking for anything interesting or anyone they might recognize. Continue reading

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Panorama

We look to the beginning, to creation, and then turn our gaze to the end, to the judgment and beyond, and at both the beginning and the end, we find the same figure. Continue reading

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Wide Angle

On the plains of Peru there is a network of strange lines made by an ancient people known as the Nazea. Some of these lines cover as many as ten square miles. For years archeologists assumed that the lines were … Continue reading

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A Horror Story

But sin not only follows us; it follows us with a hatchet. Sin commits patricide and matricide: it kills the people who brought it into existence. Continue reading

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Do We Need a Religionless Christianity?

“Do the people really not know that one can do as well or better without “religion”—if only it weren’t for God himself and his word?” Continue reading

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Why Is There Time? There Is Time to Trust

“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” – St. Augustine Continue reading

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