Surrendering to the True and Living God

The idea of surrendering our minds and autonomy to God is a contradiction to the Enlightenment mind which sought (and still seeks) to free us from all restraints, especially dogmatic religious restraints or authority. Humanity was placed in a box where only reason reigned and one could not step outside this box to validate truth […]

LOOKING FORWARD AND BACKWARD

When I was younger and wanted to stay young I read somewhere that the key to youthfulness was to stay focused on the future and not dwell on the past. That was pretty good advice I think, but it has its faults, as do most generalizations. Times have changed and many people, youth included, are […]

BACK AT IT

I enjoy teaching, although there were times when it was a bit trying—like when I was lecturing and my students were playing games on their computers or listening to music on their cell phones. I especially enjoy teaching adult Sunday school classes because I enjoy and learn a lot from the preparation and the interaction […]

EMBRACING DIMINISHMENT

Most of our lives we look forward to each stage, to being a teen, a young adult, an adult, a retiree. Seldom do we think about what we must give up to move on to the next stage. Even retirees don’t think much about the diminishment that accompanies passing into an older stage of life. […]