Monthly Archives: September 2016


Sometimes you’re the Louisville Slugger …

… when you’re the batting practice ball. At least if you’re a ball in the big game – tied at the bottom of the ninth with two outs – you’ve got a chance for glory. But when you’re the batting practice ball – you just get hit over and over – with no chance for glory.


Screwtape Letter #10 – Discussion Guide   Recently updated !

This entry is part 23 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters

Being silent when we shouldn’t be – or laughing when we shouldn’t – both are like double edged swords. It’s bad for us – as C. S. Lewis points out, because it can lead us to the point where we actually start to believe what we’re saying (or not saying).


Screwtape Letter #10 – Questions   Recently updated !

This entry is part 22 of 65 in the series Screwtape Letters

Being silent when we shouldn’t be – or laughing when we shouldn’t – both are like double edged swords. It’s bad for us – as C. S. Lewis points out, because it can lead us to the point where we actually start to believe what we’re saying (or not saying).


Do Christians really know what “Christian Hope” is?

Jesus never said anything about listening to Him or watching Him. Far from it. He actually said “Follow me”. That’s where our hope is.
Our hope is in following Jesus, Even if that means through the valley of the shadow of death.


Nobody ever went away from an encounter with Jesus saying, “That was a good talk.”

… if you’re thinking something like Jesus is good to talk to – or a good moral teacher – or the same as other religions – you need to think again. He wasn’t. Jesus is better than that.


Does persecution have to be violent to have an impact?

Does persecution really need to be violent to be effective? Or are we just so “blinded” by ordinary life that we don’t even know what persecution is? Are we actually being violently persecuted – and don’t even “have eyes to see” it? Do we even know what persecution means any more?


Should I not be concerned about [Nineveh] that great city?

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series God: Christianity and Islam

Seriously. One of God’s own prophets was angry about the people God wanted to save actually listening to the message and being saved. Sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it. Don’t be too quick to say yes, it’s unbelievable. Because …


On This Rock – Part 1 – Intro & Prologue 3

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series On this rock

Congratulations!
You have successfully figured out rule #1. Since you’re the first to do it, your task now is to get the rest of the world to believe rule #1. No pressure, but the fate of the every living person hangs in the balance.


“triumph of the human spirit” … What does that mean?

One of the most telling scenes from the movie about how to answer that question had to do with believing what we choose to believe. One of the lines in that conversation is from Mario (the character played by Antonio Banderas) –