A Great Man Is Gone

William F. Buckley, Jr. was a man of immense interest to me. I find myself more sorrowful for his recent passing than I expected I would, and it has been certainly more than I have felt for anyone else’s death, among those I never knew personally. His political genius is renown, his influence is immeasurable,Continue reading “A Great Man Is Gone”

Why Christians Trust The Bible

If you’ve ever struggled with that issue, I hope you’ll take the time to listen to the talk John Piper gave at the recent Resurgence Conference in Seattle.  You can listen here or download the mp3 here. As is typical of him, Piper is very thoughtful and free from the superficial kind of answers youContinue reading “Why Christians Trust The Bible”

A Little Theological and Philosophical Humor

2 videos to make you smile today. First, for you users out there of Wayne Grudem’s behemoth volume, Systematic Theology, you’ll appreciate this “Grease” style video done by some Brits. Why this man is thematic, he’s charismatic, he’s systematic, Why he’s Wayne Grudem! (Wayne Grudem) He did not author Scripture but provides a clearer pictureContinue reading “A Little Theological and Philosophical Humor”

Luther: Marriage is Hard Work

Reading Martin Luther’s biography today, I came across this (pp. 275-76): “There is no estate to which the Devil is so opposed as to marriage. The clergy have not wanted to be bothered with work and worry. They have been afraid of a nagging wife, disobedient children, difficult relatives, or the dying of a pigContinue reading “Luther: Marriage is Hard Work”

Replies to 21 Questions Answered About the Mormon Faith

Because of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign raising all kinds of questions about the Mormon faith, the Mormon church has issued “21 Questions Answered About Mormon Faith,” which, in my opinion, do a fine job of carefully avoiding any clear answers of the real questions people are asking about the oddities of Mormonism. I’m not goingContinue reading “Replies to 21 Questions Answered About the Mormon Faith”

Homeschoolers Need Humility

Let me begin by telling you upfront that we are a homeschooling family. Before we had children – in fact, before we were married – Amanda and I decided that we would homeschool our children. We’ve been at it for a while now with four kids, the oldest of which is 13. We had severalContinue reading “Homeschoolers Need Humility”

What Are You Learning?

If I were to ask you, “What have you been reading lately that you learned from?” what would be your answer? Note, the question is NOT: “What have you been reading lately that was edifying?” BUT RATHER: “What has challenged you and taught you?” Leave your answer in the comments. (Thanks to Tyler Cowan forContinue reading “What Are You Learning?”

Are We Jesus’ Only Hope?

I saw this ad today and was stunned at first and then I figured it out. But figuring it out didn’t make me any less queasy about the ad. The little boy’s name is Jesus. I assume he’s from a Hispanic heritage, where Jesus is a common name. The ad is for Children International, aContinue reading “Are We Jesus’ Only Hope?”

Should Husbands Beat Their Wives?

According to Saudi author and cleric Muhammad Al-‘Arifi, the answer is: Yes, as long as the beating is light and not on the face. Here’s the transcript of the translation of the remarks he made on Saudi TV. “Admonish them – once, twice, three times, four times, ten times,” he advised. “If this doesn’t help,Continue reading “Should Husbands Beat Their Wives?”