Last year, as 2015 came to a sighing close, I caught the fever of making a list and succumbed to the bloated market of list-articles. There are not very many subjects I can make lists about, but reading is one exception. I read 20+ books in 2016, which surprises me really. I barely made it […]Read more "Best Books I’ve Read in 2016"
Merry Christmas, dear reader! I hope festive plans await your holiday weekend and good times with family lay around the corner. If you’re heading to church Christmas morning, you’ll undoubtedly hear a holiday-themed sermon. If I may, I’d like to add a little bite-sized message to the mix that I gave at a nursing home […]Read more "Sermon: The Light of Christmas (And Free eBook!)"
Note: There be spoilers ahead for this book that’s been out for a century and a half. The Cricket on the Hearth, a little Christmas novella by Charles Dickens, weaves an intricate and heart-warming story in a short span of time. John and “Dot” Peerybingle live happily together with their baby though John is considerably […]Read more "The Sanctity of the Home and ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’"
The topic of God’s love has been on my mind this year. I wrote an article on the subject back in May and then read C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves and ruminated on that as well. You would think I’ve grasped the subject by now, but I was still not satisfied and so took up D.A. […]Read more "Grasping ‘The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God’"
The expression “standing on the shoulders of giants” has seen some use over the centuries, perhaps most famously by Isaac Newton, who said, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The idea is of building off a previous generation, or previous discoveries and experiences. You learn from the […]Read more "The Shoulders of Giants in ‘Getting to Know the Church Fathers’"