God Showing Off

My wife and I drove last weekend from one end of Virginia to the other on non-interstate highways, and the weather was beautiful and the scenery breathtaking.  And it occurred to me that perhaps those works of God that trigger not only thanks but deep adoration — love, natural beauty, complexity, music, laughter — are … [Read more…]

The Bachelor King

From the archives, here’s the first installment of “The Bachelor” series: It seems that the original bachelor had an unfortunate backstory, becoming separated from his first wife after he got drunk and tried to humiliate her.  To replace the unfortunate woman, the show conducted a search that was nationwide — indeed, known-world-wide.  An incredible number … [Read more…]

What Are the Odds?

We are told near the outset of the Bible that the Jews are God’s chosen people and that through them He will bless all mankind.  Now, what are the odds that this ancient collection of writings would not only survive but become probably the most influential book of all time, and that this quite small … [Read more…]

What Is God Doing, and What Is He Like?

You can always count on this blogsite to ask and answer the easy questions! One must acknowledge first of all that God is intelligent and all-present to an extent and in ways that we cannot begin to fathom.  But here are some thoughts I had on what His relationship with us might be like: Think … [Read more…]

Terse Trinity Thoughts

Not only is the Scriptural basis of the Trinity solid (see here and here, for example), but the concept makes sense.  For example, it enables the eternity of love, making it easy to understand how love could exist even before the Creation:  The three elements of the Trinity could love one another. And the Trinity … [Read more…]

Thoughts on Our Resurrected Psyches

There are intimations in the Bible, and speculation in sermons I’ve heard, about what our resurrected physical bodies may be like and how they may differ from our present bodies — but how about our resurrected psyches? Surely they, too, must change. You don’t have to be a total-depravity Calvinist to recognize that every person’s … [Read more…]

More Easter Thoughts

During our church’s Easter service, a video was played that featured excerpts from (I’m almost certain) a Billy Graham sermon. One point made was that the Resurrection is the most important fact in human history, and also that it is as incontrovertible historically as just about anything else that happened in ancient Rome. Now, we … [Read more…]