Van Til famously said that culture was religion externalized, which simply means that how we view God (or the gods) determines the kind of culture that we build. Christianity is a liberating catalyst for full human thriving and this cultural freedom work is natural for those who worship the God who frees us from our […]
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A healthy culture is one in which humanity thrives, in which people can live as God meant them to live. Contrary to the current gestalt, a healthy culture is not simply one in which everyone is polite and gets their way. Culture is a garden that requires planting and weeding, watering and fertilizing. As with […]
There are many kinds of writers in the world: those who write to get money and fame from others, those who write to entertain others, those who write to sermonize others, and those who write to serve and inspire others. It is this last group whose words, like birds, perch in the reader’s heart and […]
Happy Thanksgiving Week Everybody! Lots to do, people to see, places to go, and food to eat! Busy weeks call for faithful labor in God’s strength, not our own. When we work in God strength, he gives us gladness; when we work in our own strength, we give ourselves spiritual heartburn. If anyone needs that […]
We are dogged by our changeableness because we live in a broken world. We swing between hilarity and deep sadness, anxiety and absolute peace, faithfulness and unfaithfulness, sincerity and flippancy. But God is unchanging and the one to whom, through all our changing, we should direct the ear of our heart, awake to his voice. […]
Irenaeus once said, “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” And Christ said, “I came so that you might have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). The abundant life is the one captivated by the holy, inclined toward God, and spent in the service of people. This abundant life looks ingloriously […]