“In the Beginning”: Genesis 1:1-5 and John 1:1-5

It cannot be an accident that the Gospel of John starts with the phrase “In the beginning” — just as Genesis does.  The first two words (in koine Greek) of both John and the Septuagint are, En arche.  This invites a comparison. One could analyze the entire first chapters of the two books, but I’ll … [Read more…]

Keeping It Simple

Maybe it’s formulaic but it’s also true, in my humble opinion:  All we have to do is accept Christ and try our best to do what He wants.

“Blast from the Past” (film)

My wife and I one recent evening felt like watching a movie, and she loves romantic comedies and I had a list from the February 23, 2009, National Review of the “25 best conservative movies of the last 25 years.”  And so we rented Blast from the Past for 79 cents. That 79 cents turned … [Read more…]

Today’s News: John 19:1-23

In reading the first half of John 19 the other day, I was struck with how real, how straightforward the narration is.  It does not read like a made-up mythopoetic fantasy, but instead like reportage (I’m paraphrasing C.S. Lewis).  But see what you think: Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together … [Read more…]

An Awesome God

Driving during a cold sunset in December, I was overwhelmed with so many sublime intricacies in the landscape, natural and manmade both.  It beggars the imagination to think this could all be accidental, just molecules colliding.  But, one hesitates, does it not also beggar the imagination to think that this could all be known and … [Read more…]

Did God Concede Too Much to Abraham?

Any time we question God, it’s cheeky at best and can be dangerously disrespectful, so let me begin this blogpost by reassuring the reader that it will conclude with, well, whaddya know, He was right again. *** So I was thinking about the part of Genesis where God tells Abraham that He is going to … [Read more…]