Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table opens with her famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, bumping into an interesting acquaintance. The man is known simply as Mr. Shaitana, often described in sinister and demonic forms and giving people the impression they don’t like him though they can’t pinpoint why. Shaitana is a collector and he boasts to […]Read more "Dancing with the Devil with ‘Cards on the Table’"
Andrew Peterson is one of those artists who doesn’t get enough appreciation in the Christian music industry. Though he’s been dubbed “the next Rich Mullins”, he hasn’t had the same commercial success that Mullins achieved. Peterson is a quiet, prolific artist who has built a fan base and does what he loves with the support […]Read more "Andrew Peterson, Inclusion, and Backward Masking"
Back in February, I preached on back-to-back Sundays to fill in for our pastor. The first sermon I published last month, and now, after finally finding time to upload it, I offer the second one. This is based on a difficult text in Galatians 5:13-26 and as such the sermon rambles more than previous entries. […]Read more "Sermon: Spirit v. Flesh"
I knew Homer’s The Iliad took place during the Trojan War. I learned that it specifically covered the final year. More specifically, as I sat down and read the epic tome, I found it barely covers a week in that year. The plot revolves around the anger of the top Greek fighter, Achilles. The head of […]Read more "The Petty Rage of ‘The Iliad’"