The Problem of Beauty

Last week I focused on God's desire to bring beauty from our pain in the season of Lent, and that made me think more about the nature of beauty. One of the realities which I cannot get away from is that, though beauty is inherently somewhat subjective, there is also a universality to beauty; we... Continue Reading →

Beauty From Pain

I have been reflecting on Lent this week (today being Ash Wednesday), and the phrase "beauty from pain" has struck me. Beauty is an undeniable aspect of our world, and an aspect most, if not all, people would like to see heightened. The Church has a long history of appreciating beauty. Historically the Church has... Continue Reading →

Bronze Snakes and Vaccines

Numbers 21 is not one of those chapters most people commit to memory, but as with all passages in the Bible there are things we can learn from it. Ask most people what the story of the "bronze snake" is about and their response will likely either be "I don't know", or "it is simply... Continue Reading →

I Want to Move On.

I am getting tired of repeating myself, I feel like I have been stuck on the same few topics for an entire year. The same events seem to generate the same headlines and I write the same replies week after week and month after month. And frankly sometimes it is tiring; I am completely frustrated... Continue Reading →

Does God work in the Church or the Court?

I think it must have flown under the radar for many folks, but last week the Supreme Court issued two decisions which impacted issues many conservative Christians label as top priorities. In one ruling SCOTUS overturned lower court rulings which had allowed a Texas ban on abortions during the pandemic. What is significant about this... Continue Reading →

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