Mouthwatering  faith

Mouthwatering faith

I wonder whether we Protestants are especially susceptible to forgetting the embodied dimension of our faith – that God is someone for whom we hunger and thirst. The Christian life ought to be a mouthwatering affair, yet we so often content ourselves with chintzy simulacra, thinking that the right idea is what matters.

The meaning  of ethics

The meaning of ethics

On the political level, Conservatives found a way to damage the image of the Liberals; the Liberals are showing that Conservatives did the same thing, and New Democrats claim that both of the other parties are unethical. From a public perspective, the larger damage is further decline in the level of trust of all political leaders, which is already low. All political parties need to pay greater attention to that.

Building on the past in Science

Building on the past in Science

The Reformation reshaped our way of reading of God’s special revelation, the Bible, giving it primacy of place as a way to understand God’s relationship with us. In the intervening 500 years, science has enriched our understanding of God’s general revelation, his world. We see an amazing cosmos that stretches our imagination and demonstrates the grandeur of our Lord.

Black and white

Black and white

In our daily lives – planned and unplanned, noisy and still, black-and-white and beautifully greyscale – we are all trying to make pieces fit together. It is good to hear stories of those who have asked questions before us, and in the answers, see how the pieces might fit together.