On Trinity Talk: Meaning of Easter

I was interviewed by friends at Trinity Talk a little while back on the meaning of Easter. There are two parts, and the audio is here and here.

I’ve Turned Political Activist

Well, a week or so ago I became a political activist. Or, I should say, I have become more active in politics than I have ever been in my life. Yes, it’s true, I have a new lawn ornament with somebody’s name in large, bold letters. My wife pointed out that it matches the color…

This Way is Better

“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.” (Jn. 16:7) We have just celebrated the Ascension of Jesus ten days ago, and today we…

The New World Emerging

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday in which we celebrate and rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. The first Pentecost actually occurred long before the book of Acts, long before Jesus was born. The first Pentecost is recorded in Genesis 1 where we read that the Spirit hovered over the…

Showing up in Mom’s Minivan

Talking with my students in the Omnibus class I teach for Veritas Press, several things connected for me in new and vivid ways. We like to point out that relativism is incoherent because it must take a stand for the truth of the non-existence of absolute truth. So which is it? Or, we critique postmodernists…

Job for Worms and Music

Lawrence Besserman writes that one widespread practice in the middle ages was the veneration of Job as the patron saint of those who suffered from worms, various skin diseases, venereal disease, and melancholy. In fact, if one wanted, one might find a number of Latin and German charms against worms, in which Saint Job is…

It’s True

Let’s all just admit that Hootie and the Blowfish was one of the worst things to happen to modern music. Ok, it’s settled.

The Wisdom and Magic of Love

The fruit of the Spirit is love. God is love. “Greater love has no man than this, than he lay down his life for his friends.” “By this we know love that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” Love dies for the benefit…

Tables of Grace

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” Pastor Leithart has encouraged us to extend this reality into our families. We are called to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit in all that we do in our homes. One of the central ways…

Midianite Girlfriends

Ever since sin entered the world, God’s people have struggled to understand how to interact with those who do not walk in the light. The sons of God intermarried with the daughters of men, and God sent the flood. While Israel was in the wilderness, the men took a liking to the Moabite girls, and…