Dietrich Bonhoeffer was an amazing person who lived quite an extraordinary life. Its worth your time, if you haven't already, to read one of the available biographies about him. I recommend Charles Marsh's Strange Glory: The Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Though I have to admit, Bonhoeffer comes across as kind of a spoiled brat in … Continue reading #6 – The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (My 100 Favorite Books)
Psalm 15 1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? 2 The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; 3 whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; 4 who despises … Continue reading Life’s a Journey…Psalm 15 (Weekly Word)
Read Psalm 14 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. Psalm 14 begins with this declaration that appears rather confrontational. Calling people "fools" is not the best way to get them to listen to your point of view. … Continue reading The Fool and Getting Away With It – Psalm 14 (Weekly Word)
Stephen King's novel Salem's Lot is the story of how vampires destroy a small town. In the midst of this, some characters figure out what is going on and try to rouse the town to fight back. They run into many obstacles, such as skepticism. At one point a priest, Father Callahan, is trying to … Continue reading Stephen King, CS Lewis and Believing Fantastic Things
Last year I read The Gunslinger by Stephen King. Published way back in the 70s, this book tells the story of the last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead, pursuing the demonic man in black across the desert. Roland's goal is to find the mythical Dark Tower, the center of all existence. I love fantasy stories so … Continue reading Journeying to the Dark Tower (Reflections on Stephen King’s magnum opus)
A couple weeks ago my family and I went camping and left our dog with my sister and her husband. When we returned home we stopped to pick up our dog. We opened the door and our dog unceremoniously ran right past us and up the street! While my wife ran after him, yelling his … Continue reading Trading Anger for Sympathy
Isaiah 50:4-9, one of the readings for Holy Wednesday: The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. 5 The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away. 6 I … Continue reading Its Holy Week! A few links on Jesus and the Bible for your enjoyment.