Freedom & Ayn Rand

posted in: Devotional | 0

Americans value nothing more than freedom. The concept stands enshrined in our founding documents and in our hearts. But as a civilization, our lasting challenge is to understand what freedom is and what it is not. The modern notion of … Continued

The Obedience of Demons

posted in: Devotional | 0

James criticizes his audience for having only the faith of demons. “You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” (James 2:19) No demon doubts God’s existence. They know of him more certainly than we do. … Continued

Finding Virtue: Prudence

posted in: Philosophy | 0

Prudence is often listed as the first of the virtues because it is intellectual. Prudence is a term reflective of discernment. It is a cousin of wisdom but not its twin. Sometimes wisdom is a broad category describing knowledge of … Continued

Four Views of Divine Knowledge

posted in: Philosophy | 0

This weekend I’ll be preaching on the story of Joseph, including one fascinating phrase, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (Genesis 50:20). The passage touches on the issue of divine providence, God … Continued

Get Out of the Way

posted in: Devotional | 0

One of the simplest and most useful accounts of sharing Jesus with others is in the opening chapter of John’s Gospel. Notice three brief stories. First, we read of John pointing the people to Jesus, saying, “After me comes a … Continued