Quote of Note #86: Gratitude and Humility

"Moreover, a true Christian will not ascribe any prosperity to his own diligence, industry, or good fortune, but he will acknowledge that God is the author of it." John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1952/2004, page 43.

Sermon #51 — The Goodness of God and a Christian Theology of Feasting

  Fasting generally seems to be a topic modern Christians are much more comfortable talking about than feasting.  Mind you, I don't say we fast more often than we feast.  Western Christians feast constantly.  If we try to justify it, we tend to do that in terms of its fellowship value.  I suppose that's all … Continue reading Sermon #51 — The Goodness of God and a Christian Theology of Feasting

Pastor Note #46 — Living in Time, Living with God, Part 2: The Past Tense of Faith

            Time flies.  Or, time drags.  But the unalterable reality of human life is time.  We live in time as fish live in water.  I have a past.  I am in the present.  And in some form I will have a future.  This time-orientedness is the fundamental framework of our lives.  Everything we do, everything … Continue reading Pastor Note #46 — Living in Time, Living with God, Part 2: The Past Tense of Faith