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

Christmas Is Carnage

The duck was right! Frantic, the feathered fowl informed the barnyard (and especially the piglet Babe) of the frightful future ahead. “Christmas is carnage!” he exclaimed. Not meant to be a theological insight, this line from the movie Babe is accurate in two ways. First, the Son of God became human at Christmas. As the … More Christmas Is Carnage

The Calculus of Glory

In mathematics, there is a ladder of difficulty, ascending from one subject to the next. Discounting geometry, which kind of lives in a world of its own, the ladder ascends as follows—arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, and finally, calculus. In the world of calculus, however, something strange happens. The ladder dips into the clouds, and enters the … More The Calculus of Glory


God said to Moses, “I Am Who I Am.” “I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness … More Identity