Our bodies, our souls

What does it mean to be human?In an earlier age, that question would have been answered with a conviction that we are a temporal manifestation of a spiritual reality, finding our beginning and end in a sovereign Creator who fashioned us and set us loose in the playground of his designs on ... Continue reading

50 things…

Joe Carter of First Things follows up last week's list Fifty Things a Man Should Be Able To Do with this week's counter: Fifty Things a Man Should Never Do. Both the lists and the comments are worth reading.What do you think? ... Continue reading

O Holy Night

There's a lot of great Advent blogging going on. Roger Overton, who writes for The A-Team Blog, is doing a line-by-line devotional series on the great Christmas hymn O Holy Night.From Roger's introduction: The original “O Holy Night” was composed in French in 1847 by Adolphe Adam. He used the ... Continue reading

Underwater Thanksgiving

The headlines don't seem to offer much reason for being thankful this Thanksgiving.My home state of Arizona is second in the nation for "underwater" mortgages, according to a Wall Street Journal report. 48% of all homeowners here owe the bank more than their homes are worth. Nationally, 23% of ... Continue reading

What to do with a broken relationship

On the heels of my recent post on Radical reconciliation, I stumbled on an interesting post by Pastor Mark Daniels, a favorite blogger who writes at Better Living. Mark links to a helpful, downloadable booklet he found at the Radio Bible Class titled What do you do with a broken relationship? You ... Continue reading

Jollyblogger health update

Pastor David Wayne, a blogging friend who writes at Jollyblogger, has been battling cancer. In his latest health update he reports on his recent CT scan. "The lesions in my liver and lungs show signs of growth. The growth isn't dramatic, not like they doubled in size or anything but they did show ... Continue reading

Deconstructing Bart Ehrman

Back before cable and the internet, we used to depend on Uncle Walter for news. A consummate professional, CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite could always be relied on to get his facts straight and the questions of the day answered with precision.Today, the inescapable 24/7 news cycle and the ... Continue reading

Catez on Slumdog Millionaire

Since I haven't managed to see this movie yet, I was interested in Catez Steven's impressions on Slumdog Millionaire. She has some good comments about the movie's moral threads. "It's a movie that works on a lot of different levels, and it reminded me of a Rushdie novel in the way the elements are ... Continue reading