Deep down we all live with the constant and nagging sting of rejection. It’s for a good reason. We were rejected in the worst, most fundamental, unimaginable, unthinkable, soul shattering, way possible. We have been rejected by our Creator.
Our family Christmas traditions include dragons. While winged reptiles might not make it onto most holiday to-do lists, it has become something the DeWitt children always ask about. Full disclosure: I thought I could get away with skipping it last year and they demanded that it make a come back.
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There’s nothing more predatory than a dogma without a dog. The expression “I don’t have a dog in that fight” has been used to mean that one doesn’t have a stake in the outcome. That’s all well and good if it is indeed the case. It usually is not the case. Everyone has some dog in the fight. That is to say, everyone is operating according to some dogma.
Life can be really hard and disappointing. In America, we are preparing for our annual day of thanksgiving. But what if you don’t feel overly thankful?
We pray the Psalms to open all of my theology classes at Cedarville University. I read through a Psalm at the beginning of class and encourage my students to reflect on the words and grab on to a particular verse or idea in the Psalm and frame it as a prayer to God. I end my reading with, “This is the Word of the Lord.” Students respond, “Thanks be to God.”
It is fashionable among academicians to hide behind dead men. In order to strengthen their position, they need only evoke the name of some bygone philosopher or theologian. “Oh, my position is Aristotelian” they will say in one breath, but in the next “Well, it’s not that Aristotelian.”
My confession, “I am not John Piper.” There, I’ve said it. And by the way, I’m not Matt Chandler either.
Leading up to the presidential election there was a growing divide, clearly evident on social media, and palatable in person in a crowd of evangelicals of about any size, regarding, at that time, Candidate Trump. Many evangelicals voiced concerns over his character and his manner. But then the election came and there has been an eerie silence. Why?