Songs for the Suffering

Songs for the Suffering

Here’s a list of songs that my family has found helpful and comforting as we’ve faced various forms of suffering: It Is Well Be Still My Soul He Will Hold Me Fast Relief Sustainer Reckless Love Lead Me To The Rock I Will Never Leave You Alone __ If you’re interested here’s my thoughts on […]

How to Die Well

How to Die Well

We are all going to die. But that does not mean that we are all going to die well. If we are going to die well, first we must remember death (memento mori).[1] Second, we must look to and learn from Jesus. Jesus, as the perfect Son of God, lived and died well. We’d be […]

Somewhat Random Reflections on Knowledge

Somewhat Random Reflections on Knowledge

Here’s some somewhat random reflections on knowledge if you’re interested… How Can We Know Anything at All? Wow. That is a super big question. And it’s a question that some people are not asking at all. That’s problematic. And in some ways ignorant. However, others are asking that question but they’re asking it in a […]

My Ten Favorite Books I read in 2021

My Ten Favorite Books I read in 2021

Here are my ten favorite books that I read in 2021: C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves It was my second time reading it but enjoyed it more this time. Carl R. Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self I found Trueman’s account very helpful and accessible. I appreciated the sweeping nature of the […]

Biblical Womanhood

Biblical Womanhood 

What does the Bible say about Biblical Womanhood?   Biblical Womanhood The concept of “biblical womanhood” has gotten a “bad rap” outside and even inside the church. Actual biblical womanhood, however, is beautiful and provides a context for a bounty of good. Actual biblical womanhood is like a fortress that allows for flourishing. Masculinity, femininity, and […]

Laser Beam Focus on Jesus

Laser Beam Focus on Jesus (not distracting speculation)

The world that we live in is riddled with evil. It’s full of foul and wicked plots. There are many theories and conspiracy theories that tell stories about this world that we live in. Many of these tales are attention-grabbing and even deeply disturbing. How should we respond? God tells us how we should respond. […]

Care in the Church

Care in the Church

The Conviction to Care in the Church “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood” (Acts 20:28). . The conviction to care in the church, must come before care in […]

The Bible on the Shortness of Life

The Bible on the Shortness of Life

What does the Bible say about the length of our days? It says are days are short. Here’s the Bible on the shortness of life: Job 8:9 “For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, for our days on earth are a shadow.” Psalm 39:4-5 “O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure […]

What explains the contradiction of humanity?

What explains the contradiction of humanity?

What explains the contradiction of humanity? Hospitals and especially children’s hospitals are a testimony to the beauty and brokenness of our world. Humanity is capable of amazing feats structurally and scientifically. We build edifices and index illnesses. . We build this collectively in community. Because we are mightier together. That’s the purposive power of politics […]

Quotes from Love Thy Body

Quotes from Nancy Pearcey’s book Love Thy Body

Here are 10 quotes from Nancy Pearcey’s book Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality (Grand Rapids: Backer Books, 2018). It’s a really good and timely book.  Quote #1 “A worldview that says human life has no inherent value or dignity will never lead to utopia, no matter how advanced the tools and technology” (Nancy […]

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