In my study time this morning I came across some reading notes from the book Baffled to Fight Better: Job and the Problem of Suffering by Oswald Chambers. Now, I've taken a good deal of flak concerning Chambers, especially from my Reformed friends. I'm ok with that. After all, it's a hard thing to fault […]
Unless God has become a concrete reality in Jesus Christ, He has no meaning for us at all. Jesus nowhere said, “He that hath seen man hath seen the Father”: He emphatically states that He is the only medium God has for revealing Himself. The trend of thought at the heart of all the […]
“Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.” The name of the second he called Ephraim, “For God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.” ” (Genesis 41:51–52, ESV) Yesterday we went for a walk through […]
Communication is a frustrating bit of work—laborious and (at times) vexing. Each time I try, I find myself slogging through, encumbered by words and phrases that (at best) can only graze my meaning. After all, how can one encapsulate the infinite (Romans 11:33; Ecclesiastes 3:14, 8:17)? How can frailty face the weightiness of praise (Romans […]
One of the most shallow petty things that can be said is that “every cloud has a silver lining.” There are some clouds that are black all through.
"The refusal to be disillusioned is the cause of much of the suffering in human life." The tyranny of illusion. Is any of us truly free from it? Intelligent minds shun the notion -- or at least they say they do. But the truth lies at the base of the meteoric rise of entertainment and […]