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The Embrace of Affection

I am re-reading for at least the 4th time The Four Loves, by C. S. Lewis.  Once again I met the chapter on Affection, bathing in the warm embrace of this love’s character, happily recalling times in my past where Affection held me close,…
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Perfection in Love

Many people in our day have made comparisons between Christianity and other historic religions. Frequently these comparisons are made in order to assert the similarities between them. Sometimes people foolishly declare that “all religions…
Receiving Correction

Receiving and Giving Correction

The most prominent feature of the current culture in North America is the distrust of authority and spirit of independence upon established authorities. This is particularly true when it comes to religious institutions and traditional sources…
Folly of Sin

The Folly of Sin

The folly of sin is, for lack of a better word, quite stupid. I have rarely heard (or read) this point made by church leaders or Christian people. Perhaps this such a basic point that we think it is not worth talking about. Yet so many professing…
Truth-Telling and Sin

Truth-telling and Sin

I have for many years made it a spiritual discipline to read Christian literature from the patristic period (2nd to 8th century). The terms utilized, the methods of interpretation of Scripture and the basic assumptions about spiritual life implicit…

The Door of the Church, Part 2

There is a remarkable point of contact between the Lord’s disciples and those who do not believe the Gospel. That point is the need for “peace.” This is one of those terms has a variety of nuanced meanings but that is to be expected as…
Discerning the True Church
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Discerning the True Church, Part 3

To discern the true Church is both needful and delightful. For it is like finding a treasure trove of precious gems, gold and other beautiful and desirable things. Or to use another metaphor, it is like seeing a dear friend and having time to…
Experience of Love

Experience of Love

Love is intrusive, Jealous of my heart, Persistent but kind. What can I say? I have feared Love.   Love burns yet soothes, Entering into the soul, Lighting up inner space. What can I say? I have tasted Love.   Love…

Why

Explain to me: How did you create the world? Through wisdom by my almighty power, my child. Beyond this even the wisest can understand very little. But I will show you how to be wise and walk by faith before me. [Deuteronomy 29:29;…

Missing God (Part II)

The Importance of Romance My wife posed a question to me this week that exploded my thinking about missing God. In Part I of this post, you may recall that we talked about the end of innocence, and allowing God to meet us in the challenges…

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