Who do you worship?

December 23, 2014. There is a popular song out there today that I love the music of and the way it is written, but its message is so bad that I do not like to listen to it. As you might guess from the name and the opening sentence, “Take me to church” by Hozier…

Hymnnotes: The Love of God.

December 6, 2014. Today I would like to comment on a beloved hymn that is actually one of my sister’s favorites. The hymn has a deep message of the everlasting, profound love of God and details it in such beautiful language. When I was younger, I could not help but imagine what the writer was…

Lord, You are the potter, and I the clay!

December 2, 2014. “There is no one who calls upon your name,     who rouses himself to take hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us,     and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities. But now, O Lord, you are our Father;     we are the clay, and you are our potter;     we…

Hymnnotes: How Great Thou Art.

December 1, 2014. Today I would like to make another installment in the hymnnotes series with a song that has grown a lot on me over the past few years. This is a song that we often sung growing up, and I can vividly remember hearing it on some movie we were watching in the…

A psalm of thanksgiving and praise.

November 27, 2014. “For long ago in the days of David and Asaph there were directors of the singers, and there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God. And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah gave the daily portions for the singers and the gatekeepers; and they set apart that which was…

Dialog with an atheist.

October 18, 2014. The scene is set in a research lab late one night as two collaborating doctoral candidates are busily working to get the data they need to publish this last paper, hopefully giving one candidate solidifying evidence to defend his dissertation and setting the other well on her way to follow down the…

Not of this world.

October 2, 2014. “For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your…

All glory to God, no matter what.

September 23, 2014. So, in case you were wondering why I didn’t write a post yesterday, I promise I have a valid excuse. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my Lord above for dealing so gently with me. It was a bad wreck and my air bags didn’t deploy, yet I walked…

I AM is His name.

September 22, 2014. Full disclosure: This was not written on September 22. I am going to backdate this post, because this was the day I was involved in a pretty serious car accident. If you want to know more about that, read this post. Since everything could have been so much worse, and I really…

Epistemic distance.

September 19, 2014. Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t directly reveal Himself to the world? I am taking a online class in apologetics, and it never ceases to amaze me that even in fields where I think I am relatively well versed in that I can still learn of concepts that I had never…

Speaking for God where God did not speak.

September 17, 2014. “After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt…

A psalm of the weary.

August 8, 2014. Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right? Typically this day would come at a climax in life where you are trying to organize everything and get prepared for a major life change, you know, right when you need it to come (read with heavy sarcasm)….