Category Archives: Christianity

La Glorie, Or, Have Pity On The Poor Statesmen

One of the hazards of having lived a life where division has been a frequent part of one’s experience in institutions, and where the fear of civil war has long been present in one’s own society and frequently in one’s … Continue reading

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This Thing Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

It may be a somewhat widespread opinion, but one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare (among many excellent ones) has been, as long as I have been familiar with it, The Tempest.  As someone who appreciates discussing matters of … Continue reading

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Yesterday, Today, And Forever

Some time ago I wrote a post, one that has been among my most popular (and one that has even ended up being linked on sites like Conservapedia) that discusses the implications of a familiar passage in James 1:17 that … Continue reading

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On The Heresies Of The Nature Of God: A Thought Experiment

Yesterday in his sermon our pastor, in a move that seems at least a little bit overdue, commented at some length on the difficulties that are found in trying to separate out the titles and actions of God the Father … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering

Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering, by Timothy Keller This is another sort of book that is an occupational hazard of being a Christian of a particular personal background.  For fairly transparently obvious personal reasons, I tend to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Counterfeit Gods

Counterfeit Gods:  The Empty Promises Of Money, Sex, And Power, and The Only Hope That Matters, by Timothy Keller For all of his faults, you cannot claim that the author here merely speaks to the itching ears of his audience.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prayer

Prayer:  Experiencing Awe And Intimacy With God, by Timothy Keller One of the occupational hazards of reading and reviewing a lot of books by Christian authors is the fact that there are a lot of books about very particular subjects.  … Continue reading

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Criticism Is A River That Flows Both Ways

One of the most profound ironies in a life that has shown many profound ironies is that I have devoted so much time and effort to developing and practicing and perfecting the art of criticism while being a person who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Meaning Of Marriage

The Meaning Of Marriage:  Facing The Complexities Of Commitment With The Wisdom Of God, by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller I have to hand it to the writer(s) for not avoiding a tough subject.  Writing about marriage is no easy … Continue reading

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Book Review: Preaching

Preaching:  Communicating Faith In An Age Of Skepticism, by Timothy Keller When one reads a book like this one can get a ready sense of the border between style and strictures.  More than a decade ago I gave a speech … Continue reading

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