30 Seconds of Thankfulness

I am thankful You have not given me what I deserve. Instead, you took what I deserve. I was a drunk, a louse, bitter, mean-spirited, disobedient. I gossiped and used people and brought shame to your Name since I did these things as a Christian. I deserved Hell. I deserved judgment. You sent church members,... Continue Reading →

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60 Seconds On Not Raising Proud Sons

Any human being beating his chest about his strength or power is comical. It's laughable. The God who made the Heavens could breathe on you and rip every atom that composes your body to bits. God could flatten you without much of a thought. Not only that, but a stray bullet, a flash flood, an... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds of Gospel

The question before every human being isn't, "Am I good?" It's "What do I do with the evil and ugliness in my heart?" You have great evil, monstrous and awful thoughts and deeds, burrowing in your mind and in your behaviors. I do, too. Something must be done with them. Sin brings death, and I... Continue Reading →

A 60 Second Warning About Snark

It's been my experience that snark deadens the soul. Sarcasm has a way of numbing the senses. It puts an opaque sheen of disbelief over any sentiment, any true human feeling, eventually any experience. Snark is so cynical, in its extreme forms, anyway, that it looks through everything, so that in the end there's nothing... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Joy

One of the fundamental features of the Christian faith is joy. Being deeply glad and hopeful because of what Jesus has done for me, and what He promises to finish in me, is supposed to be the posture of my heart. Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord.  To write the same things again is... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds On Bad Environmentalism

There is a certain slice of the environmentalist pie that gives the impression that humanity is a plague. That's a problem. Among other things, you can't believe humanity is a plague and be loving. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons... Continue Reading →

30 Seconds On Being Born

When I was born, I was full of disobedience and selfishness and fear. I did the wrong things because I loved the wrong things. And a man can't change what he loves all on his own. Title of chapter 1 of my biography: Conceived in sin, born sinning. A really miraculous thing about the news... Continue Reading →

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