Getting to the Bottom of Things

In the beginning was the Word.  (John 1:1) As a younger man, I served on a philosophy faculty.  And although I enjoyed research and teaching advanced classes, my real love was teaching introductory classes. Especially freshmen entered those classrooms with a willingness to engage big questions that get to the very bottom of things.  They…

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Life is More than You Can Make It

For nothing will be impossible with God. (Luke 1:37) I’ll bet you’ve heard the saying, “Life is what you make it.”  It appears to mean a couple of things. For some people it’s a motivational saying.  Work hard.  Seize every opportunity.  The quality of your life results from how effectively you use your wits, the…

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More than Following the Leader

Do not quench the Spirit.  (1 Thessalonians 5:19) In the children’s game Follow the Leader, you simply mimic what the leader does until it’s your turn to be the leader.  It’s all external stuff. You wave your hands or stand on one foot or stick your finger in your ear when the leader does it. …

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