Light in the Darkness

Angler Fish

Light veils monsters to weak eyes. This fact is familiar if you’ve ever been spotted in the dark. A blinding flash fills your doe eyes, abruptly ending your midnight escapades. Frozen, you hold your breath, waiting to see who is the concealed sentry. Depending on your activity and location, they could be beneficent or malevolent. The anglerfish is... [Read more]

Love’s Hatred

Amicitia Spiritualis

Some Christians have misgivings about the slogan “Love the sinner; hate the sin.” For them, the slogan seems “judgmental” and, therefore, fundamentally unchristian. I can understand a certain amount of suspicion. We don’t want to turn into fault-finders or to excuse ourselves from dealing with our own faults. But the ideas that the slogan... [Read more]

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Should We Preach to the Choir?

John Hamilton Mortimer, Choir and Orchestra (A Choral Band)

We don’t know how to agree with people we agree with. We are reminded daily that our country is riven by disagreements and that we have little hope of crossing the many cultural, political, moral, and religious divides. It’s perhaps no coincidence that our culture of division has lost its grip on what unity and agreement might look like—even among those on “our side” of the ideological chasm. The standard operating procedure seems to be... [Read more]

Give Us Wisdom to Govern

Captive Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) in flight in the United Kingdom

“Give me, therefore, wisdom and knowledge to govern this people, for otherwise who could rule this vast people of yours?” (2 Chr 1:9–10) Ascending the throne of Israel, Solomon trembled inside. King David, Solomon’s father, had ruled a united Israel for thirty years. He spent much of that time expanding his borders and expelling rival tribes, which unsurprisingly involved scandal, a large deal of violence, and unflinching boldness. Isn’t... [Read more]

The Light of the World


“The Light of the World” Why do you knock like a guest long forgotten? The door remains locked, its heavy frame rotten, While a tangle of vines adorns lintel and post.         I come to awaken my slumbering host. Why do you stand on this hard frozen ground Through the night while the darkness of winter surrounds? Even earth’s heaven has clouded its face         I come bringing light to Eve’s fading race. Why do you come wearing... [Read more]

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