My online friend, Maurice Mo Hagar II, recently passed a question along to me and several others. He first pointed to this example: If universal salvation is true, what’s the point of being Christian, of believing in Christ, getting baptized, belonging to the church… preaching the gospel, teaching the Bible, sending missionaries, and planting the … Continue reading What’s the Point of Being Christian?
The poet Christian Wiman notes, in Joy: 100 Poems, that “literature distinguishing between [happiness and joy] is extensive” and that “writers from Aristotle to C. S. Lewis have tended to draw a stark line.” With joy, Wiman says, “there is always an element of having been seized” by an outside force. Putting it into slightly … Continue reading Joy and Transfiguring Sorrow on this Feast of the Holy Innocents
Prefatory Note: These are reflections of my own as I continue to process this delightful opportunity that I had to interview Jordan Daniel Wood. I’ll be ruminating for a long time to come over many things that Jordan shared, and I very much look forward to reading his book on Maximus Confessor that releases this … Continue reading A Brief (and Christian) Account of All Reality
[Note: this has been a widely shared post as I've noted here, and I've added a little more in part four of a series where I reposted this content on ClassicalU.com.] As I keep reading and growing older, it seems increasingly obvious to me that we modern people become more and more blind and distracted … Continue reading Why Everyone (and Especially Christians) Should Believe in Fairies