Category: Faith and Reason

Our Conceit

This entry repeats the leading entry on our Cor Deo site. If you would like to respond please click to go to that site: thanks! Cor Deo The 17th century Puritan preacher, Richard Sibbes, was brilliant in his exposure of the human condition: “Oh! We should dismount from the tower of our conceited excellency. The …

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Creating God

Think about how our vision of God shapes the way we live. If our God is an activist he fills our lives with activities. Alternatively a token God is a backstop for difficult moments in life but he, she, they, or it—the best term for God isn’t a matter of consensus so I’ll stay with …

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Discovering Faith

Faith is a response of trust birthed by our meeting Christ “in person.” Knowing him produces a life-changing entrustment as we recognize and receive his love. Recently we wrote of grace as a “who”—the Spirit revealing his love in our hearts. His relational grace produces a relational faith working through love, as Paul taught in …

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McLuhan was right!

The iconoclastic Canadian thinker of the last century, Marshall McLuhan, coined an aphorism, “The medium is the message.” Some critics disparaged his ideas—calling him more a poet than a philosopher—while others found him intriguing. I find him insightful. Jesus, I realized, said something similar centuries earlier and it bears repeating. McLuhan’s thesis in a nutshell …

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Reality

This post has also been published on the Cor Deo site. To visit click here. What is real? What is unreal? And how can we know the difference? It isn’t always clear. Today, for instance, we have feature length movies with computer-generated scenes so we might not know at a given moment whether the actor …

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Predestination?

This post has first been published on our Cor Deo site. To visit the us there please click here Predestination is a topic that can end a pleasant conversation among otherwise sociable Christians in a nanosecond. I see it, put wryly, as our Enemy’s favorite antidote to Christ’s love. There are a couple of ways …

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