“Mere Apologetics” – Alister E. McGrath

Apologetics is not a set of techniques for winning people to Christ. It is not a set of argumentative templates designed to win debates. It is a willingness to work with God in helping people discover and turn to his glory. Alister McGrath, Mere Apologetics I really dislike analogies that every teacher uses and everyoneContinue reading ““Mere Apologetics” – Alister E. McGrath”

“The Confessions” – Augustine

Thou owest men nothing, yet payest out to them as if in debt to thy creature, and when thou dost cancel debts thou losest nothing thereby. Augustine, The Confessions There are some things that I feel are out of my league, beyond anything I should mess with. One such thing is writing on “The Confessions”.Continue reading ““The Confessions” – Augustine”

Get Real

Ok, serious post/rant. Buckle up buttercup. In a recent sermon I made a statement that I imagined was taken 2 ways: it was ignored, or it was disagreed with. Maybe I’m wrong (it happened one other time…) but those seem to be the common thoughts on the subject. What I said was this: Christians whoContinue reading “Get Real”

“You’ll Get Through This” – Max Lucado

You’ll get through this. It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. In the meantime don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help you will get through this. Max Lucado, You’ll Get Through This Sometimes I’m not very good at being compassionate. ItContinue reading ““You’ll Get Through This” – Max Lucado”

Fear

Fear is a strange thing. Fear can come from a thing (a virus) or a lack of a thing (toilet paper?). It can because of knowledge (number of deaths from the virus) or lack of knowledge (when will there be toilet paper?).  It can be something that we understand or it can be something weContinue reading “Fear”

“The Knowledge of the Holy” – A.W. Tozer

Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book series is an interesting one.Continue reading ““The Knowledge of the Holy” – A.W. Tozer”

People, relationships, and the #FreeRideRoadtrip

In 2012 I did a thing. I hopped a one-way flight from St Paul to Albuquerque NM, spent a couple of days seeing the sights and shopping, bought a Harley, and rode Route 66 east. I spent about a week making my way through odd stops here and there, including the International UFO Museum, theContinue reading “People, relationships, and the #FreeRideRoadtrip”

“The Fisherman’s Tomb” – John O’Neill

When I was in junior high I had the opportunity to take one of the best trips of my life. My dad, my grandpa and I jumped in the car and drove to upstate New York where we spent a few days searching old library records and talking to people while we researched our familyContinue reading ““The Fisherman’s Tomb” – John O’Neill”

Don’t be like “Attack of the Clones”

It’s amazing how our attitude affects a situation. We can go into something truly fantastic and be completely disappointed, or we can go into something absolutely awful and be pleasantly surprised, all based on our initial expectations and attitude. Take the Star Wars movies for example. The original 3 were spectacular. Episodes 1-3 have someContinue reading “Don’t be like “Attack of the Clones””