I stated it half a dozen times: I love politics. I've stated it often (here, here, here, here, here, here and here). This year, however, when I say that, people look at me like I have leprosy. To me, politics is the art of decision-making for a group of people which facilitates governance. When we … Continue reading 10 tips to keep political discourse healthy and wholesome
The last few times I've mowed, I've listened to country music. It's been an amazing combination. Mowing is therapeutic for me. It's one of the few things that I do in life that I get to see instant results. There's something quietly satisfying about a freshly mown yard. The smell, the evenness, the green carpet … Continue reading Mowing to country music
The contemporary Christian group MercyMe is one of my favorites. They continue to churn out significant, theology-rich music, as well as demonstrating over and over that they don't take themselves too seriously (you've got to watch this!). Lead singer Bart Millard is candid about his the power of God in his life and is always refreshingly … Continue reading Even if..
"His steadfast love endures forever." A quick search in the English Standard Version (using Mac Bible Study) returns 45 results for "steadfast love endures forever, all in the Old Testament. When you broaden the search for "love forever" or other combinations, you realize quickly that God's love does not fade. Period. We should meditate (and bank … Continue reading God’s steadfast love
Just finished reading Humble Roots, and Tim Challies' review echoes my thoughts exactly. Great book! Hannah Anderson offers poignant metaphors for embracing humility. She and her husband (who is a pastor) are also fellow Virginians, so it's like visiting with a neighbor.