Now What? (RJS)

This has been a rather long series looking at Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God. There are a number of excellent points and insights,  and some room for disagreement and further discussion. Before moving on, however, wrap-up now seems in order. In this book Keller deconstructs arguments against the Christian faith demonstrating that none [Read More...]

Finding Calcutta 3: Sin and the Supernatural (RJS)

We are in the middle of short series on Mary Poplin’s thought provoking book Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service. This is not a science and faith book – and it is a welcome respite from some of the more “academic” questions we discuss on this blog. Dr. Poplin’s [Read More...]

Following Aslan (RJS)

CS Lewis is a great story teller and there is much in his story telling that can, and should, provoke deeper thought. Lately I’ve been thinking about an incident in Prince Caspian, one of the Chronicles of Narnia books by CS Lewis. In this story Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy have returned to Narnia.  They [Read More...]

Finding Calcutta 2 (RJS)

Last Thursday I started a series on Mary Poplin’s thought provoking book Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service. This is not a science and faith book – and it is a welcome respite from some of the more “academic” questions we discuss on this blog.  I have had a [Read More...]

Finding Calcutta 1 (RJS)

I have a new book (well OK – the book is a couple of years old, but it is new to me) I am reading in preparation for a Veritas Forum event to be held this fall, Finding Calcutta: What Mother Teresa Taught Me About Meaningful Work and Service by Mary Poplin. This is not [Read More...]

The Cross that Morphs

From One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow : Jesus, though Son of God, though Messiah, though a Galilean benefactor, though a teacher of wisdom, though a prophet, though righteous, though compassionate and loving, though a good man, though a favorite of the people, though steeped in Israel’s scriptures, though aware of Israel’s traditions, though hailed by [Read More...]

Jesus, the Dream Awakener

From One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow : Jesus was a Dream Awakener. He startled his contemporaries from their self-imposed deep sleep by standing up tall and in front of everyone and announcing the following three lines: The time has come. The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news! Unfortunately, these [Read More...]

Facing Work Tomorrow

I grew up with the idea that I could only be happy if I found “God’s will.” People do weird things because they think they are doing God’s will. I once met a man who told me God spoke to him about starting a fishing business in the Caribbean, and it so happened that he [Read More...]

Follow Me!

On the first page of the Gospel of Mark, at least on the first page in my Bible, we hear some words of Jesus. Those words are the summary statement of Jesus: 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he [Read More...]

The Committed.Life in the Western World?

From Patrick Mitchel at Irish Bible Institute recently wrote a powerful post about whether or not the kingdom life Jesus taught can be lived in the Western world, and in this post he is creating conversation about our One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow. I want to ask a question at the top of this post [Read More...]


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