The Nature of God: Part III

When we look throughout history that God interacted with humanity, He left them inside the human culture as it was at the time. The Old Testament is Israel’s history for the most part captured by narrators and prophets of God revealing through their particular set of...

The Nature of God: Part II

Just to make sure we’re on the right track when it comes to thinking about the nature of God here are a few more words that more fully describe austerity. Caution, carefulness, cutbacks, decrease, meanness, skimping, thriftiness, harshness, recession, rigor,...

The Nature of God: Part I

When our son was in the third-grade I was watching him play basketball at a tournament one Saturday morning in Orlando. He has always been a great athlete and an even greater competitor and that was no different when he was the point guard that summer. He was a great...

The Giant of Pluralism

At the turn of the last century, Ferdinand Saussure, a famous linguist, made several seemingly simple yet profound discoveries about the way humans use language. He contended that (1) language is the domain of speaking out loud, or articulation; (2) each idea...

Spiritual Desolation

I’ve been thinking about the desert and the promise land of the spirit. Both in Spiritual Desolation and Consolation, God is up to something good. Some seasons we rest and enjoy and some seasons we are challenged to grow. We may prefer consolation but it is most...