C. S. Lewis in Defense of Culture and His Vocation

I wanted to spend some time looking at Christian engagement in culture and the arts, and naturally, I turned to C. S. Lewis to see what he might have to say on the matter. In his article, "Christianity and Culture," he explores whether Christians ought to be involved in producing culture in the first place. In response … Continue reading C. S. Lewis in Defense of Culture and His Vocation

What Writing Can Tell Us About God

It sounds audacious, but it is largely the premise of Dorothy L. Sayers' The Mind of the Maker. Because writers, like other artists, are "sub-creators," they can give us a unique perspective on the Creator Himself, which can simplify questions of how one can make good and evil, and how miracle, free will, and the Trinity might … Continue reading What Writing Can Tell Us About God

The “Pretty Things” of Life

I wanted to share one of my favorite posts about Christianity. So often, Christians seem to be either trying to keep people from having anything nice, or they’re greedy, trying to get as much as they can from everyone around them. This post talks about balancing your focus and how, scripturally, God never intended us to be like that.

OPERATION ECHO

I’m not always a big fan of Christian pop music, as much of it feels preachy or seems to feature the message “woe is me, but God is with us so we’ll get through”. But I really like Tenth Avenue North‘s take on “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33).

It speaks about that period of time between seeking God first and seeing God add all these things to us. Because when we are following Him and trusting Him, there can still be a waiting period where we have to keep our eyes on Him and keep believing He cares even though we don’t have all the “pretty things” in life (the clothes we’d like to have, the food we’d like to eat, the car we’d like to drive, etc.).

And things can be important. They can influence how we act and how we feel about ourselves…

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Glass

There is Light And there is Darkness And we are glass.   Purified So Day can shine through us Illuminating hearts, Changing lives.   Or clouded So only Night can glare Shriveling flowers, Darkening worlds.   We may be warped by our choices Whether Light Whether Darkness Until we can no longer change sides. Set … Continue reading Glass

Spotlight Saturday #5

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to read something you might otherwise miss. To see last … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #5

The Great Contradiction

Divinity Steps down, Becoming like us. He assumes a face and a heartbeat, Coming to die.   Humility Submits even to death, Claiming the cup of sin Though no part was His. Gracious compassion Coming to die.   Trinity Divorces for our sakes. The Father turns away As the Son goes hellwards To scour the … Continue reading The Great Contradiction