Michael Gerson took to the Washington Post this morning to write on the recent resignation of General Petraeus from the CIA, while Gerson acknowledged the failing of marital infidelity he explored why his legacy should still be viewed as mostly positive. Richard Cohen also an op-ed writer for the Washington Post was more brazen in … More Character in Public Life
If you’re from the heartland, or even if you’ve ever been on a farm you’ll probably get the silo reference (if not see below). Silos are used to store grain. They are solitary and bound to one place or farm by design. They are singular and stand over the landscape set apart from their surroundings. Our … More The Silo Christian
I think back to life in college and I ask myself what do I wish I had known back then that I know now. It’s not an easy question, or at least it’s not as easy as it sounds. I came to college a fairly stubborn young man. I didn’t want anything to do with … More Thoughts for a College Student
This is one of the recent gems out there. Priest (2009) done with the support of the Russian Orthodox Church tells the story of Father Alexander Makovetsky who lives in present day Belarus during the start of the war. While I am not sure if it’s entirely historically accurate it does give you a view … More Film Highlights Role of Russian Orthodox Church in WWII
It’s a hard question. If you’re like me you may have been exposed to the idea that our relationship with God comes in cycles. Sometimes we feel closer to him and sometimes we feel further from him. The idea being that a life of faith is filled with peaks and valleys. I suspect a lot … More Does Faith Stagnate?
Mrs. Anna Ahotnikoff passed away on Monday March 26, 2012. Here’s a picture of Totya Nurya (which is what I called her growing up) pictured right next to my grandmother seated left on the day of my wedding in 2008. We’ll miss your love, kindness, and gracious hospitality!
‘I began to think about consumption as sin.’ A very thought provoking post by my friend Tom Rowley of A’Rocha USA. Have you ever wondered when consumption turns into a form of worship? http://creationcare.org/view.php?id=393
Many Christians get profoundly uncomfortable with the word evangelism. Heck, many non Christians are uncomfortable with the idea, imagining street corner preachers and ugly confrontations with family. The honest truth is the more you don’t talk about God the harder it will be to talk about God for Christians and non-Christians alike. Why do scriptures … More Evangelism Gets Worse with Disuse
We hear of the glories and goodness of the presence of God. Even if we reject that presence, it often says much less about God than our own sinful impulses. But what about the absence of God? In the movie The Tree of Life there is a prolonged scene featuring a sermon in the book … More The Absence of God