The Transcendental Interferer

The coming of Jesus Christ initially disrupts us. It was true for Joseph and Mary… for the wisemen…for the shepherds. C.S. Lewis, in his book Surprised By Joy, explains: “No word in my vocabulary expressed deeper hatred than the word interference. And the Bible placed at the center what seemed to me a Transcendental Interferer” … Continue reading The Transcendental Interferer

When The Time Comes to Divide the Family Estate

"When Providence has removed your parents by death, the best methods ought to be taken, not only for preventing quarrels among the children (which often happens over the dividing of the estate), but for the preserving of love so that unity may continue even when that center of unity is taken away." - Matthew Henry, Presbyterian pastor … Continue reading When The Time Comes to Divide the Family Estate

When You Are Misunderstood

It is the characteristic of our Adamic residue to find it difficult to believe in the nobility of others. Joseph's brothers measured Joseph by themselves. In our suspicions of other people we often reveal ourselves and our own hearts. There is scarcely anything more trying and searching in life than the experience of being misunderstood, … Continue reading When You Are Misunderstood