The Story of Job: Gratuitous Evil, or “Bad Grace”

Fast forward: Job is the greatest man of the East.  God boasts.  Satan accuses.  God allows.  Job loses.  First, his riches and his children.  Then, his health.  Heart-stricken perhaps, his wife tells him, “Curse God and die.”  But Job refuses. Already the life of Job tells us two things:  First, there is pain in this … More The Story of Job: Gratuitous Evil, or “Bad Grace”

Review of Douglas Wilson, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

Certain books start movements.  As in chemistry, the culture reaches a critical mass—a boiling point, as it were—and then, just at that moment, the right catalyst is added, to speed up the reaction and to bring about a change.  Douglas Wilson’s Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning operated as the catalyst for many Christians in … More Review of Douglas Wilson, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

Easter Faith

This morning the Lord was with us in Sunday School in a special way.  The teacher was describing from Jeremiah the dangers of false inferences: The Jews inferred from the presence of the temple that God would not destroy His holy city.  The inference seems safe.  God would surely protect His house; therefore, how could … More Easter Faith

My Testimony

This fall, InterVarsity at Hillsdale College asked me to speak on pride and intellectualism. My background includes both topics, with painful lessons learned; therefore, I agreed, in hopes of helping students to avoid what I experienced. The following is the gist of what I presented: By my own experience, I know that pride comes quickly … More My Testimony