On Spirituality 

   

How Great? How Small! God

12/10/2017 |
God, in his word, reminds us how brief our life is, how small, how insignificant, we humans are.
   

‘To Christ’: My Response to Bertrand Russell’s ‘To Edith’

12/2/2017 |
Following my ‘Arrogant Atheism Answered’, which was based on Dorothy Day’s ‘Conquered’, the poem she wrote in response to William Ernest Henley’s bragging...
   

The Unbeliever’s Lament

10/31/2017
These poems speak for themselves. Both Matthew Arnold and Thomas Hardy lacked a living trust in Christ.
   

Arrogant Atheism Answered

10/30/2017
In his poem, ‘Invictus’ (‘Unconquered’), William Ernest Henley bragged:
   

Misreading Paul

5/17/2017
When Paul challenged the Corinthians to examine themselves – ‘Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves’ – was he implying that...
   

Misreading Peter

 4/19/2017
The words in question are: ‘My brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure’ (2 Pet. 1:10). I am sure that many misread the apostle...
   

John Turned Upside Down

 4/19/2017
Many think that John, in his first letter, is giving believers a series of tests by which they can examine themselves, and so come to assurance.1 Indeed, some...


 

Misreading Paul Again

 12/15/2014
When Paul challenged the Corinthian believer to examine himself – ‘A man ought to examine himself’; that is, a believer ought to examine himself’ – was he...
   

Assurance Instead of Doubt

 9/2/2014
When Paul declared: ‘The Son of God... loved me and gave himself for me’ (Gal. 2:20), he was speaking with resounding confidence, telling us that he had a...
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