As with most stories, we are continually pursuant of the happy ending. We long for idealized conclusions to our favorite tales and wish there’d be a similar euphoric ending in our own life. This is why the standard fairy tale coda remains “happily ever after.” We want that. We want all the wrongs to be made right. We crave for the day when our fractured lives will be remade.
This world makes much of “love.” It’s the centerpiece of countless movies, books, paintings, and songs. Love is everywhere. We’re so inundated and bombarded with the notion of love — of falling in love and being in love — that it seems impossible for us to escape the idea that love is all you need. But is that true?
On how and why Rogue One is the best Star Wars film ever.
What’s interesting to note about centuries-old preachers and theologians is their absolute devotion to Christ.
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Sometimes referred to as the “philosopher king,” Marcus Aurelius served as Emperor of Rome for 19 years, being the last of what many cite are the Five Good Emperors. But the implication that Aurelius was not only a political and militarial authority but also a philosophical authority derives chiefly from his influential contributions to the Hellenistic school of thought known as Stoicism.
A commentary upon Psalm 119:65-72.
If you’ve spent any amount of time in church, you’re probably already familiar with, perhaps, the most celebrated and esteemed passages of Scripture, that of, John 3:16. Those words of Christ, which read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life,” have been so popularized throughout history, near colloquial, that even unbelievers and non-followers of Jesus are, at the very least, familiar with the words.
Romans 8 is one passage of Scripture that seems inescapable for me, of late. Perhaps it’s the wonder and beauty of the apostle’s words that build and build, forming a wonderful crescendo that culminates in verses 35-39. But really, Romans 8 should be inescapable for all of us, seeing as it encompasses the whole of the Christian life.
The gospel of grace really is a paradox, a mystery so beyond our finite comprehension, that not even the great Sherlock Holmes can deduce its logic. The gospel of Jesus’s vicarious substitution is supra-rational.