“In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself”

Wislawa Szymborska, “In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself” The buzzard never says it is to blame.The panther wouldn’t know what scruples mean.When the piranha strikes, it feels no shame.If snakes had hands, they’d claim their hands were clean. A jackal doesn’t understand remorse.Lions…

The Mature Man: Biblical Perspectives on Being a Man in Our Time By Thomas Bjerkholt

The mature man, who is he? He is responsible. He takes responsibility for his own life and that of others. The mature man is responsible and grown up, in contrast to the one who is irresponsible and childish. He takes personal and moral responsibility…

Jesus Jr By Ray Ortlund

“Our local deity is not Jesus. He goes by the name Jesus. But in reality, our local deity is Jesus Jr. Our little Jesus is popular because he is useful. He makes us feel better while conveniently fitting into the margins of our busy…

Exultation In God

“Christian exultation in God begins with the shamefaced recognition that we have no claim on him at all, continues with wondering worship that while we were still sinners and enemies Christ died for us, and ends with the humble confidence that he will complete…

C. S. Lewis on True Love

“When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. Insofar as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the expense of God and instead of God, I shall be…

All in One

“When the Lord divided Canaan among the tribes of Israel, Levi received no share of the land. God said to him simply, “I am thy part and thine inheritance,” and by those words made him richer than all his brethren, richer than all the…