This Daily Grace

It’s been pointed out that most of the New Testament is about the Jew/Gentile problem. Most of the New Testament is basically the story of the Jewish Messiah coming unexpectedly, surprising the Jews and then accomplishing salvation for the whole world. Of course it was there all along, since Abraham gazed into the night sky…

Deep Fried Twinkies & Llama Riding

Here are a few more follow up thoughts to the organic/gluten-free/free-range bruhaha from a few weeks ago. If you’re just joining us, you can catch up here and here. First, one friend asks whether there is a middle ground between tyrannical legalism (everyone must eat brussel sprouts!) and complete moral apathy (food doesn’t matter, stuff your face!). Shouldn’t…

Single Guy Syndrome & the Fear of Death

Carl Trueman once noted that “to lead is to choose” (Fools Rush In, 35). In other words, it is the task of leaders to make choices for which they will bear responsibility. Followers can “like” and “retweet” and “share” all day long. They can choose to go along with various opinions, various leaders, but if/when…

The Quest for Authenticity & Justification

The quest for authenticity is all about justification, all about justice, all about being right. Those who set off on quests to “find themselves” can only do so under two possible scenarios. There are those who have already found themselves, and they found themselves when they were found. And when they were found, it was…

Taking Dominion with Nanobots

From my father in-law: An article on eFitness Now: “In a miraculous medical breakthrough, scientists have developed nanobots that can travel through the blood stream and attack tumors. The nanobots actually attack the cancer by performing gene therapy and turning off the cancer growing gene in the tumor.” Read the article here. Wow. Very cool.