“Despair is for those who see the end beyond all doubt,” Gandalf cautions the men, elves, and dwarves (and hobbits) who have gathered to discuss Mordor’s activity and the revelation of the One Ring. While Sauron gathers orcs and evil men to himself, in a stroke of fortune they hold the Enemy’s great Weapon. The […]
“Cinderella” is neither an allegory nor a gospel story, yet as with all of creation, it reveals aspects of the gospel story in various ways. Just as creation reveals God’s divine nature and eternal power, this tale reflects particular experiences of the universal church that manifest God’s dealings with the church. Within this beloved fairy
We as Americans need to see the Gospel as presented in Melville’s masterpiece.
When our Lord was crucified and buried, the disciples were traumatized and frightened beyond the imagination of the suburban American writing this post. When He ascended into heaven, however, they were not sad or frightened. We learn mostly from Luke that they returned to Jerusalem rejoicing, that they “were continually in the temple praising and
I Corinthians 1-3 is a remarkably helpful passage for us when we want to understand the place of education for the Christian. It also helps us interpret other passages that are a little more difficult on first encounter. Let me try to illustrate that conviction by reading John 3 in light of some things I