C.S. Lewis And The Value of the Imagination

I am guilty of an elaborate plot. And that is: to let me daughters (hereafter affectionately referred to as my “pixies”) actually use their imaginations. My daughters believe in the Tooth Faerie, Jack Frost, and Santa Clause. I have the film Rise of the Guardians to thank for that. Years ago, after they watched the movie, when [Read More…]

The Vastness of the Universe and Man’s Seeming Insignificance

  Today’s guest post is brought to you by Chris Van Allsburg (no, not the children’s book author). Chris teaches apologetics and ethics, holds an MDiv, and is an MA in philosophy student. He teaches his children at home in the classical tradition, imbibing in Latin, Greek, Logic, and the good of C.S. Lewis. He loves [Read More…]

Brave New Transhumanism World

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Chris Van Allsburg (no, not the children’s book author). Chris teaches apologetics and ethics, holds an Mdiv, and is an MA in philosophy student. He teaches his children at home in the classical tradition, imbibing in Latin, Greek, Logic, and the good of C.S. Lewis. He loves Tolkien, [Read More…]

How Beauty Connects to the Atonement

On the goodness and beauty of this world I can hardly keep still. I fidget with excitement. To see another mountain range. To discover a new path. To stand on the side of a remote gorge and listen to utter silence. To discover a three foot icicle hanging from an inordinately beautiful mound of moss. [Read More…]

Men, Women Aren’t Interested in Your Thor-Hammer

Men don’t need man-caves. We need a mountain. And we need to go to that mountain, alone, with God, so we can learn how to give our strength to our wives and girlfriends. Recently, I pulled the decade old Wild At Heart from my shelf and began looking at some of my favorite passages. In a [Read More…]

Walk in Wisdom: Guardian of Our Path

“Then you will understand what is right and just and fair–every good path.” (Proverbs 2:9, NIV) This morning the path stretches out before me, and before you. Will we ask for the wisdom and strength to walk it, or will we veer, following after crooked side-paths? Today, I’m spiritually refreshing myself in Proverbs 2, as I [Read More…]

Under Caesar’s Sword: On a Christian Response to Persecution

Some quick facts about Christian persecution: An average of 10 people are killed daily by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Christians are the victims of 80% of all acts of religious discrimination in the world. In 2008, violence against Christians in Orissa, India, has resulted in nearly 40 Christians killed and over [Read More…]

Walk in Wisdom: Life’s Secret Sauce

“Whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear or harm.” (Proverbs 1:33, ESV) In times like ours, it’s easy to get carried away by our passions and offer emotional responses to everything. But 0ur times call not for emotional (and often irrational) lashings. Rather, our times call for wisdom. [Read More…]

Christians Should Stop Ripping Each Other Apart Over Politics

I believe the Christian witness in the public square should emanate a transcendent beauty. Beauty in rhetoric, our speech, our writing, our interaction, our online presence, demands deference, not impudence. We all of us desire a culture governed by virtue rather than vice. But we, in our public commentary of others, should be careful we [Read More…]

Christians Should Consider a Political Posture of Silence

Silence is not just the absence of sound. It can be a posture of stillness, a place of restraint, even a preciousness of attitude—a quietness that should mark the Christian life, which obviously includes public discourse. In today’s politically charged public square Christians should reconsider the cultural norms, which encourage brash discourse and vitriolic rhetoric, and take [Read More…]