Depression: the Twilight Struggle

For me, sorrow is a low level hum at the back of all I do. Sometimes it has turned into depression where I feel like doing nothing, hiding, playing endless games of Candy Crush in a dark room. One cannot merely “cheer up” and the advice most  people give, Christian or non-Christian, is so unhelpful [Read More...]

Images: You Can’t Live Without Them

A school like The Saint Constantine School makes art, music, poetry, and literature central to education. Is that practical? Shouldn’t we center on the “facts?” Why bother with all these images and words when we could just give the bottom line? This isn’t my favorite Bible verse (John 1:14 anyone?), but I love it for [Read More...]

Blessed Assurance: My Woo Hoo Moment

“Sometimes,”an older friend said, “life gets tedious.” My problems may be first world problems, ISIS isn’t coming to get my family today, but they are my problems. I cannot wish away the nattering of the negative including the doubt in my heart. Is there a man so arrogant he knows beyond doubt his work is [Read More...]

Divine Standard Time

Jesus saw a fig tree and He cursed it. He did not do this because He was out of control. He cursed the fig tree because when the Son of Man wants figs, then they should be in season. He was running on Divine Standard Time and the tree was out of sync with goodness. [Read More...]

Examine Your Life Not Test Your Life

Most of us should examine our assumptions more than  we do. There is a reason that the Socratic command about the examined life is repeated so often. Socrates was right: the unexamined life is not worth living. A man  who will not ask himself questions thinks he is a god, but has the mental life [Read More...]