A Cross That Amuses Us

"If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed … Continue reading A Cross That Amuses Us

On the Wire Once Again

"I hope everybody can find a little flameMe, I say my prayers,then just light myself on fireand walk out on the wire once again."   Counting Crows, “Goodnight Elizabeth” Hope is a powerful thing--- nothing compares. It truly is the 'anchor of the soul.' Without it, life would be hopeless, and that is intolerable to … Continue reading On the Wire Once Again

All in Your Head? [Depression]

Depression is a Mental Disorder, not a Disease There are plausible arguments for the non-existence of mental illness. But there are still people who declare themselves to have a mental illness. After all, being sick mentally has no physical symptoms; it's not like a kidney stone or an inflamed appendix. One can only hope it … Continue reading All in Your Head? [Depression]

The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded

By Dwight L. Carlson From an article in Christianity Today, February 9, 1998 "The only army that shoots its wounded is the Christian army," said the speaker, a psychologist who had just returned from an overseas ministry trip among missionaries. He summed up the philosophy of the group he worked with as: 1. We don't … Continue reading The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded