C.S. Lewis is easy to quote because he almost always gets it right, and he has a way of saying things that forces us to think more deeply about everyday issues. Many of us are involved in donating, volunteering or working for organizations with stated missions of “caring for...
Yesterday, I talked about the History Channel’s new series on the Bible. As I said, many found the show compelling and faithful to the overall story, if not to every detail of the biblical story. My argument in yesterday’s post was that adapting a book for film is fraught...
Last night, the History Channel aired the first episode of their series on the Bible. I watched the previews for this show with curiosity. For one thing, Hollywood isn’t known for its efforts to protect the accuracy or intent of Scripture. For another thing, if the History Channel wrote...
“Come on, Erastus. We’re going to be late. The celebration has started!” Fear gripped Erastus’s heart. He knew he had to do it, but his feet felt cemented into the marble floor, as the warm Mediterranean breeze swept through his front door. “Hang on, Gaius. Let me just grab my cloak.” “And...
I’ve never been a member of a house church, but a big part of me would like to be. I love the idea of a stripped down, no bells and whistles, authentic gathering of believers making disciples and living on mission together. And I’m sympathetic with the house church...
Santa Claus has been with us for many generations, but still there are those who deny his existence. More than 100 years ago, sweet little Virginia O’Hanlon, eight years old at the time, encountered some of these nonbelievers, which prompted her to write these famous words to the editor...
We’ve all heard the saying, and most of us have probably said it ourselves. Jesus is the reason for the season. But is it true? You’ve probably heard vague statements about the pagan origins of Christmas. My guess is that Christian responses to these claims cover the following spectrum: “That’s not...
If you went outside last night, or went anywhere in the past month, you noticed that things tend to get creepy around Halloween. Our stores fill up with skeletons, ghosts, mummies, and zombies. New horror films are released and old ones are resurrected. What do we make of this...
Yesterday I posted on the economic effects of sin, and I cited a couple of examples from Vishal Mangalwadi’s book Truth & Transformation. Today I’m going to take the extra step and formally recommend the book. Mangalwadi has been referred to as “the Francis Schaeffer of India,” partially because he...
Earlier this year, a century-old fresco of Jesus was deteriorating on the wall of a Roman Catholic church in Spain. This was more than one parishioner, Cecilia Giménez, a little old lady in her 80s, could bear. So she restored it. She entered the church with her art supplies...
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