Category Archives: Faith

The Most Offensive Thing I Believe

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The following was copied and slightly edited from a blog I occasionally read… The most offensive thing I believe is Genesis 1:1, and everything it implies. That is, I believe in a sovereign Creator who is Lord and Definer of all. Everything in the universe — the planet, the laws of physics, the laws of morality, you, me — everything was… Read more »

Excellence

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(The following is copied from another blog) The following quote is from John W. Gardner’s “Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too?” (W.W. Norton & Company, 1961) pages 101-102 (it is still in print): “We must expect students to strive for excellence in terms of the kind of excellence that is within their reach. Here we must recognize that… Read more »

The Philosophy of Things

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Suppose that a great commotion arises in the street about something, let us say a lamp-post, which many influential persons desire to pull down. A grey-clad monk, who is the spirit of the Middle Ages, is approached upon the matter, and begins to say, in the arid manner of the Schoolmen, “Let us first of all consider, my brethren, the value… Read more »

God With Us

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“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’).” The Gospel of Christ is simply this: Every person has broken God’s law, condemning themselves to eternal spiritual death. Because ‘doing good’ is not something God accepts as a substitute for… Read more »

The Captain Of Thy Soul

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Art thou in truth? Then what of him who bought thee with his blood? Who plunged into devouring seas And snatched thee from the flood? Who bore for all our fallen race What none but him could bear- The God who died that man might live And endless glory share? Of what avail thy vaunted strength Apart from his vast… Read more »