Sermones: Oseas

Un amor que nunca se rinde, nunca se da por vencido* Oseas ¿Cómo es Dios como una Estrella de una telenovela? Es una pregunta absurda, pero eso es lo que parece el libro de Oseas. Hay una pareja luchando con infidelidad, hay hijos de paternidad incierta, hay amenazas de violencia, lenguaje dramática con emociones fuertes. […]

Search for Meaning

I recently finished Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl, a survivor of Auschwitz and renowned psychiatrist. It’s a moving account of his death-camp survival, but more than a full account it is his reflections on purpose and meaning. In fact the last two sections of the book are Frankl’s reflections on meaning and purpose […]

Chesteron on the family

I’m on another Chesterton kick, this time Heretics. He’s always 1) ahead of his time thinking through the consequences of ideas and 2) contrarian. This time, appropriate in light of the state of the family, here’s a quote from Ch. 14, “On Certain Modern Writers and the Institution of the Family.”: The family may fairly […]

Ideas about the Universe not welcome

I’m on another GK Chesterson fling, this time Heretics. The quote of the day: But there is one thing that is infinitely more absurd and unpractical than burning a man for his philosophy. This is the habit of saying that his philosophy does not matter, and this is done universally in the twentieth century, …. […]

Reading in Mexico

One of the big issues in Mexican education is reading, or lack thereof. Mexicans just don’t read. A common figure thrown around is that the average Mexican reads 2 books a year vs. 6 for the average American. No idea if that’s true or where is comes from, but it passes the sniff test–although our […]

English

Ok, I just tweeted this (see in the sidebar to the left?), but English is really weird (or is it “wierd”? I always get it wrong the first time). I was reading Fellowship of the Ring to Drew last night and came across this sentence: “Their cold eyes glittered, and they called to him with […]

More Orthodoxy

Here’s another Chesterton quote (I really think C.S. Lewis quotes this or says something similar, somewhere, in Mere Christianity, maybe, or Surprise By Joy. But I’m not hunting it down.): it might be true that the sun rises regularly because he never gets tired of rising. His routine might be due, not to a lifelessness, […]

Orthodoxy

One of the great features of an iPod is the Kindle app. I’ve been pulling old classics off the Internet and actually reading them, instead of just saying I should (ok, I’m still stuck at about 20% of Moby Dick; it’s hard). So lately I’ve been reading Orthodoxy, by GK Chesterton, and it is indeed […]

Drew’s Greek Class

Drew wanted to know if I could read the Greek in the front of his Gideons NT. Like, duh, who couldn’t ;). Yeah it didn’t really take a genius to figure out it was John 3:16! So that naturally led him to the question, how different is the modern Greek NT from the original? Here […]

Quote from Luther

“They [the children of God] do not misuse their liberty, for from the heart they aim to serve others and rejoice in doing so. It is not that the new man is required to serve his neighbor, any more than that a tree is required to bloom, or 3 plus 7 are required to equal […]

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