Poorly Written Novels and Grace

Poorly written novels—no matter how pious and edifying the behavior of the characters—are not good in themselves and are therefore not really edifying. Now a statement like this creates problems. An individual may be highly edified by a sorry novel because he doesn’t know any better. We have plenty of…

Painting: Snow Capped Peaks

Now that I’m back in the states, I’ve decided to explore the creative arts more so I can be a better designer, but also so I can learn to see in a different way. This is my 2nd acrylic painting, and one of the few paintings of my adult life….

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Celebration of Discipline: Prayer

To pray is to change. Prayer is the central avenue God uses to transform us. IF we are unwilling to change, we will abandon prayer as a noticeable characteristic of our lives. The closer we come to the heartbeat of God the more we see our need and the more…

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Celebration of Discipline: Intro

I’ve referenced Richard Foster and Celebration of Discpline before, and may talk about the Spiritual Discplines at some point. I was introduced to Foster at my Anabaptist college (who are very different from any variation of Baptist), so perhaps I didn’t realize just how many people really don’t agree with…