Exhortation Idols and idolatry are almost meaningless terms to moderns. We hear St. John’s exhortation to keep ourselves from idols, and we think we’re safe because we haven’t been bowing down to any Buddha statues, sacrificing pigs to Baal or burning incense to Moloch in the last few weeks. In fact, we’ve probably never done…

Another World My son is a boy. He has legs and feet and he moves them all by himself as though they belonged to him. He owns a set of arms and hands too. He’s mastered the art of holding just two or three fingers up at a time. He’s an anatomical engineer. He fights,…

Competing for Delusion

Catholics on the Bench Robert F. Cochran Jr. points out that in the last 200 years of America’s history there have only been seven Roman Catholics on the Supreme Court, and five of them have been appointed in the last twenty years. Citing ‘natural law’, ‘subsidiarity’, and ‘religious freedom’, his thesis is that these doctrines…

Summer Time

The Curse of Presbyterianism “Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; but by a man of understanding and knowledge right will be prolonged.” (Prov. 28:2) I’m a Presbyterian. I grew up in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, my father is an Orthodox Presbyterian minister, my siblings are all members of Presbyterian churches,…

Exhortation: Being a King C.S. Lewis in the story A Horse and His Boy from the Chronicles of Narnia tells us what it is to be a king. He says: “this is what it means to be a king: to be first in every desperate attack and last in every desperate retreat, and when there’s…

Mark 1: King Wisdom IntroductionWhen we think of royalty or kingship we often merely consider the authority involved, the dominion or rule that a king or queen may wield. But in Scripture, a godly king rules not with brute force or coercion. A godly king rules through the mystery of wisdom. The Wisdom of GodThe…

Eucharistic Meditation The preeminent picture of a king is sitting enthroned. Sitting pictures rest; sitting pictures faith and confidence; sitting also pictures rule. And thus we sit down at this table to dine with our Lord, our Master, our King. We are his nobility, his lords and ladies in waiting. Ultimately we sit because that…