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There are surprisingly few places to turn for thoughtful answers to the deeper questions about suffering, life and death. Continue reading
The ambition of an angel led to the suspicion of Eden (that the best life is outside of the will of God not within it). This led to the delusion of self-rule (which only resulted in bondage to sin and death). The cycle continues — ambition, suspicion, delusion, death.
Creation took its first turn toward disaster when the ambition of angles incited a revolt against the Creator. It was a delusional and arrogant bid for autonomy.
How irrational for a created being to think of autonomy as a possibility! The only real option for created beings is dependence. It’s a delusional and dangerous fantasy for creatures to make a bid for self-rule and self-determination. Continue reading
Why is evil a consistent part of human history everywhere in the world and in every human heart? What accounts for this ugly part of our story?
What is evil? How do we name it? What is the most plausible accounting for the reality of evil as we know it? Continue reading
“Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; Man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary” (Reinhold Niebuhr). Continue reading
When we pray (daily) for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, we acknowledge that God’s will is not being done on earth as it is in heaven. But in what sense? Certainly God is … Continue reading
All those who take history seriously acknowledge the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ. It’s an indisputable fact of history that there existed in the first century a man identified as Jesus of Nazareth. We possess detailed accounts of … Continue reading
“If he had not grown up to become the Jesus Christ of the New Testament, we would never even have heard of the story of Christmas, despite its beauty, simplicity, and wonder. But something began at the Nativity which has … Continue reading