August 27, 2014

By Joseph Sunde In a recent video blog from For the Life of the World, Evan Koons reads a beautiful poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins over some striking visual imagery. Watch it below: Hopkins begins by highlighting the wondrous and mysterious pulse of nature, moving eventually to the acts of we “mortal things,” prone to appease the self, and bent on crying, “Whát I dó is me: for that I came.” But he doesn’t stop here, for surely man was neither created nor destined… Read more

August 22, 2014

By Ray Nothstine It was Blaise Pascal who noted that, “Jesus Christ is the end of all, and the center to which all tends.” Whether we are conscious of it or not, our vocation and work plays a part in revealing His glory. Christ comes to meet us in our vocation and circumstances. Cyril of Jerusalem declared: The Savior comes in various forms to each man for his profit. For to those who lack joy, He becomes a vine, to… Read more

August 14, 2014

By Joseph Sunde “What is our salvation actually for?” It’s a question that Christians neglect to ask or seriously consider, and even for those of us who do, we tend toward answers far too focused on ourselves — our personal well-being, our piety, or some perceived pathway to heaven. But what if salvation isn’t just about us? What if it’s about something deeper, wider, and richer? This is the question at the center of For the Life of the World: Letters to… Read more

August 13, 2014

By Jordan Ballor At the conclusion of the first of his two chapters exploring the theological virtue of faith in Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis provides a brief illustration that helps set the stage quite well for a discussion of the relationship between theology and economics, a relationship that currently stands in need of serious repair. Lewis wants to show that a key element of faith is the understanding of the divine origins of all things. “Every faculty you have, your power… Read more

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