John Piper on C. S. Lewis on praise: Lewis says that as he was beginning to believe in God, a great stumbling block was the presence of demands scattered through the Psalms that he should praise God. He did not see the point in all this; besides, it seemed to picture God as craving “for our [...]
J. C. Ryle on sins committed in ignorance: But I do think it necessary in these times to remind my readers that a man may commit sin and yet be ignorant of it and fancy himself innocent when he is guilty. I fail to see any scriptural warrant for the modern assertion that: ‘Sin is not [...]
The university I work for, Western Governors University, is celebrating fifteen years this year, and it just occurred to me I’ve been around for nearly half those years (the last seven). It started out a pretty amazing idea by some pretty amazing people, turned out to be a pretty amazing university, and I consider it [...]
My wife wrote a lovely happy birthday message to our recently-turned-two-year-old this week, and toward the end she remarked, “I am curious what your daddy would add to this list…” So here I am adding to her list. Happy birthday, E. You have no idea how much you are worried about, gushed and cooed over, [...]
This made me smile today.