Eternally and Completely Satisfied

Psalm 17:15 describes what theologians call the beatific vision... that moment in your future when you shall see God. It reads: “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.” Think about what you will be in eternity. When you see the King in … Continue reading Eternally and Completely Satisfied

Facing Our Long Battle with Terrorism

This morning I was reading again a journal article by James I. Packer entitled "Wisdom in a Time of War: What Oswald Chambers and C.S. Lewis Teach Us about Living Through The Long Battle with Terrorism." He wrote this for the January 2, 2002 edition of  the periodical Christianity Today. One of the first points he makes … Continue reading Facing Our Long Battle with Terrorism

C.S. Lewis: What Christians Do in Time of War

Writing more than a half a century ago of nuclear war, C.S. Lewis risked sounding unfeeling in order to enforce the way of wisdom: Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented; and quite a high percentage of us were going to … Continue reading C.S. Lewis: What Christians Do in Time of War

Our Journey to God in Some Poky Little Church

In chapter two of his book The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis points out that nature, for all its staggering beauty, is limited for the seeker of God; natural beauty can't communicate God's truths about salvation and about the contemplative life of following Christ. "Nature cannot satisfy the desires she arouses nor answer theological questions … Continue reading Our Journey to God in Some Poky Little Church

A Worship Service – Celebrating the Ascension of our Lord

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Today is Ascension Day, and that means that it is a day of great joy for all who believe that Christ rules the world and our lives. —Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison Christ’s ascension means that in heaven there is one who, knowing firsthand the experience of suffering and temptation, … Continue reading A Worship Service – Celebrating the Ascension of our Lord

Receiving the Riches of Glory – 2 Corinthians 8:9

Dr. James Montgomery Boice, the late pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, captures the essence of Advent: “Jesus descended from the peak of glory to this lowly position in order that He might raise us from our lowly position to His glory.” The significance of the incarnation is not only that we know the … Continue reading Receiving the Riches of Glory – 2 Corinthians 8:9

Advent Devotional #1: A Riches to Rags Story

During Advent we remember and celebrate Jesus’s first coming when “the Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”(C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity). We also look forward to our Lord’s second coming when He fully establishes His peaceable kingdom. To grasp more fully the magnitude of Advent, we want to … Continue reading Advent Devotional #1: A Riches to Rags Story

A Challenge to All Married Men or Those Soon to be Married

How do you deal with disappointment and difficulty in marriage? If you have been married for any length of time, you have had to learn how to deal with disappointment and difficulty in living together as a married couple working hard to keep your vows. This morning I am in the midst of finalizing a … Continue reading A Challenge to All Married Men or Those Soon to be Married

Virgins Don’t Have Babies – C.S. Lewis

One day C.S. Lewis was sitting in his office in the English department when a friend, who was an unbeliever, wandered in. There were carolers below in the courtyard singing Christmas carols and as the two were speaking, they could hear them singing a Christmas carol that contained words about Jesus’ virgin birth. His unbelieving … Continue reading Virgins Don’t Have Babies – C.S. Lewis