It's a daylight robbery. No, it’s worse than that. We are personally handing our once-prized possessions to the grasping hands of an unnoticed, impersonal thief. If that doesn’t count as a tragedy, I don’t know what does. I mean this: “the Scientific Outlook," to borrow a term from Lewis, is stealing our humanness and wonder. … Continue reading Wonder
We are but mortal. I don't think I've fully realized it before, but we truly can only do so much. Our capacities and our impact are limited. Our output has a tangible, quantifiable limit. Our possible accomplishments are numbered. In one sense, this is humbling; in another, it's tremendously freeing. You see, I used to … Continue reading The Limit
This is somewhat embarrassing. I had forgotten the point of music. I play violin almost every day, and slowly and imperceptibly a switch had taken place. The point of music, of course, is to produce a captivating sound and to communicate emotion. The danger, though, is that spending enough time working on difficult pieces and … Continue reading Missing the Point
I recently made a value decision. I had bought two identical items; one for my church and one for myself. Upon bringing them home, I found that one was very slightly damaged, and the other in perfect condition. So I decided to send the damaged one to church. Why? I figured it would get damaged … Continue reading The little things
We tend to limit our expectations of God. That shouldn't surprise anyone. The full image of the eternal, infinite God can never completely exist in finite minds. But I have a particular way of limiting God in mind—namely, limiting Him by assuming that what He hasn't done in our lives thus far, He will never … Continue reading Fatalists at heart
You are a leader. Someone—at least one person—looks up to you in some way. But what are you going to do with it? Above all, is it going to be Christ-centered leadership?God wants Christ-centered leaders. Why do I think this? Well, He wants His people to be leaders: some of them formally; all of them … Continue reading Influential: What are you looking for?