Life is full of questions. The questions we ask ourselves range from trivial to critical. What will I wear today? Where will I go to dinner? Who will I go to dinner with? How will I pay all my bills? How can I be good spouse and parent? Many of our questions are as unique [...]
This painting by Rembrandt is described by art historian Kenneth Clark as "a picture which those who have seen the original in Leningrad may be forgiven for claiming as the greatest picture ever painted". If you look closely at the Father's two hands you will see that they are different. One of the hands is modelled after [...]
This painting, by Charles Schreyvogel, is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It says about friendship and brotherhood what I wish I could put into words.
I see his blood upon the rose And in the stars the glory of his eyes, His body gleams amid eternal snows, His tears fall from the skies.I see his face in every flower: The thunder and the singing of the birds Are but his voice - and carven by his power Rocks are his [...]
In "Healing Is A Choice," author Stephen Arterburn describes ten choices an individual can make in order to experience emotional and spiritual healing. Each of these choices are contrasted with ten commonly believed lies that keep us bound to our wounds and stuck in our past. A valuable addition to this volume is the work [...]
How could you prefer vanilla to chocolate? Don't you realize that chocolate is better? These two questions would sound out-of-place coming from anyone but a child. They could even seem offensive if uttered between adults. This is because one's preference in flavour is a subjective matter of taste. The second question implies that it [...]
Why do I (try to) obey the Bible's command not to lie, yet feel comfortable ignoring commands instructing me to sacrifice certain animals or to not cut my hair or trim my beard? This seeming contradiction leads some to write off all of the Bible's teachings as irrelevant and many Christians as out of touch. [...]
Grudem's chapter in Preach the Word offers some helpful reminders on correctly interpreting the Scripture. Spend your earliest and best time reading the text of the Bible itself. The interpretation of Scripture is not a magical or mysterious process, because Scripture was written in the ordinary language of the day. Every interpreter has only four sources of [...]