God and Goggles – Inspiration from The High Calling

Psalm 17:1-15 Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8 I own a pair of protective goggles and use them faithfully. I wear them when I’m cutting branches with my chainsaw or attacking weeds with my weed whacker. My goggles serve a crucial purpose: [Read More...]

Gold-Medalist David Boudia: God is Perfect and Sovereign

David Boudia, Olympic diver. Photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/anhonorablegerman/7378148968/

By now, most of us would know David Boudia because of his gold-medal performance in the men’s platform diving in the Olympics. His victory was stunning, not only because he bested the favored Chinese diver, but also because he barely made it into the finals, just squeaking into the finals in eighteenth place. Boudia’s story [Read More...]

Work and God . . . Oops! The Times Gets It Very Wrong

Jacopo Bassano, "Garden of Eden." 1570-73

A recent column in the New York Times gets many things right, and at least one thing very wrong. In “The ‘Busy’ Trap,” cartoonist and writer Tim Kreider laments our tendency to lament our constant busyness. He begins: If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot [Read More...]

God Rebuilds the World Through Our Work

Does our work really matter? Lester DeKoster answers “yes” in his insightful article, “God Rebuilds the World Through Our Work.” It appears at The High Calling. DeKoster made me think about work (mine and that of others) in a way I had not considered before. Speaking of The High Calling, be sure to check out [Read More...]


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