Slaying Dragons and Eating Peas

manofthehouse

What my nine-year-old son hears: I’m going to be gone for about a week…so you’re the man on the house, Son. You’re the one to slay the Kraken if he’s released in our neighborhood. You’d better sharpen all your weapons, lay them out on your bed, and be ready to use them. If someone breaks into our house, you’ll need to be the one to disarm him, render him helpless, and pin him to the floor with your ever-growing biceps until the police arrive. Do all this…and you’re the one who will be crowned Ki … [Read more...]

Is Your Sign Language On Safety?

You know we’re confused about the human nature and where evil comes from when we have a problem with a three-year-old deaf child who signs his name in a way that looks like he’s pretending to hold a gun. (The boy's name is Hunter, so the sign for his name involves a gun-like motion. Click here for the story.)I’m sorry, but this is silliness amped up on steroids and run amuck.Don’t misunderstand me. I’m for the enforcement of existing gun laws. I’m for background checks and waiting periods … [Read more...]

Entitlement, Candy Canes, & Richard Cory

entitled

Entitlement is the thistle taking over the garden of the American dream. It simply will not die…and the more space it’s given, the more space it takes.What nobly began as the “unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” has turned into the unalienable right to not be uncomfortable, impoverished, or relatively poor.Now, I don’t wish anyone to be uncomfortable. I sincerely don’t. But there’s a tremendous difference between wanting everyone to be comfortable (which com … [Read more...]

Biola, 1st Amendment, and the Affordable Care Act

Focus on Liberty

Sdrawkcab. Oops, I mean, backwards. That’s how our government is interpreting and handling the First Amendment with the Affordable Care Act. To be specific, the mandate that “most new and renewed health plans” are now required to cover without cost sharing “all FDA-approved forms of contraception” has forced many religious organizations into an impossible situation—ironically, a situation that the First Amendment was designed to protect them from.The First Amendment of the Constitution was de … [Read more...]

Calvin Miller, Making Choices, and Following Through

choices and follow through

 I'm feeling sad over the death of Calvin Miller. I not only appreciate his books, but I greatly enjoyed spending a couple of hours with this gracious man. While I was in seminary at Talbot, he was a guest lecturer. He insisted on buying my wife and me lunch and then urged us to spend time with him before he returned home (Beeson Divinity School). He made it feel that we were the honored guests for the following two hours.Knowing about his life and ministry has reminded me that … [Read more...]

My Best Friend Is A Buffalo

This video was good for a Monday morning belly laugh (thanks to Kevin DeYoung).About a minute into the video, pay particular attention to the buffalo shaking his head when he says, "No, don't do it, man..."  I can hear Roger Ebert saying, "I sensed genuine concern and compassion from the buffalo for his friend. Very believable!" … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X