Category Faith

“poor, nasty, brutish, and short”

Thomas Hobbes (the fellow not wearing a New York Knicks uniform) may be best known for this quotation from his work Leviathan: Life is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short…a warre of every man against every man.” This might be seen as an argument for liberty, but is actually an argument for the social contract […]

Can’t we all just get along?

Not if you have to abandon your faith to do so. It’s been a common complaint that supposedly Catholic universities are not nearly as Catholic as once they were. A that political correctness now reigns, in the form of “I’m OK, you’re OK” religious “tolerance” that goes so far as to ignore the Christian faith’s […]

Stonewall’s faith

From Stonewall Jackson, a faith we might all profit from emulating (via Christianity Today): My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time of my death. Events of the past week, in which yet another Muslim has wreaked havoc on unarmed men and women, gives […]

“It’s part of the Gospel”

Have you been saved by the grace of God? Do you believe that all are saved? What do you think happens to those who are not saved? Hard questions; anyone who has facile answers probably doesn’t really know or is spinning an agenda. I was surprised by an article in today’s WaPo that actually dealt […]

No Cross, No Crown

The essence of No Cross, No Crown was written by a 22-year-old William Penn while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1668. For the crime of blasphemy, which we may translate as being at odds with the established church of the time. Penn was a Quaker, but one who would likely be […]

My grace is sufficient for thee

Some few but powerful words from Scripture. From Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, 2 Corinthians 12:9: And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest […]

Thanks for the Puritans

As a nation we celebrate Thanksgiving as a time of family gatherings, overeating, and football. Oh, and as the official kickoff of the Christmas shopping season. Although the Christmas decorations have been up for some time at my local malls. Since just after Halloween, it seems… Thanksgiving is, of course, about thanking the Source for […]

Not so grim Reaper

If you’ve not seen it, may I recommend that you add “Reaper” to your short list of guilty pleasures. “Reaper” is about Satan, and his efforts to reclaim wayward denizens of hell. The conceit is that hell is just so overcrowded that the poor Devil simply can’t keep tabs on all of his charges. And […]

“Beware of men…”

This is the wise advice from our Savior, as given in Matthew 10. The advice is given to all Christians, who go out among “the wolves” of the Gentiles, those who not only do not believe, but who will kill you for your beliefs. We are specifically told to go out as “sheep in the […]

Faith in your faith?

If your faith is in your own faith, then you are doomed. Here are some words for any who have doubts about God, Jesus Christ, and their own salvation. From Dr. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: The recent revelations of Mother Teresa’s spiritual struggle should remind all believing Christians that our faith […]