Ultimate Calling

I likely don’t know much about you. After all, this article is being posted on a website that is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. I don’t know where you work. I don’t know where you live. I don’t even know what country you might be reading this from. While I might see some…

And I Quote… July 4

Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are…

Friday Findings—July 1

Ask Your Child to Forgive You “I will never forget my father asking for my forgiveness. Few moments, if any, were as arresting, as moving, and as unforgettable as when Pop admitted to me — at age five or seven or ten — that he had overreacted, and that he was sorry.” Why Every Christian…

1545

Beginning of the first session of the Council of Trent. This council, which, with several interruptions, concluded its work in 1563, was to define Roman Catholicism for the next four hundred years. Indeed it would be somewhat of a misnomer to think of “Roman Catholicism” as an organizationally or theologically unified entity before the decisions…

From Every Point of the Compass

This year, as part of my daily devotions, I have been reading through the book of Psalms each month. It has truly been a delight. Yet while every Psalm is inspired and profitable, some Psalms have stood out to me in a peculiarly powerful way. Psalm 107 is one of those Psalms. Though it would be…

And I Quote—June 27

All truth is from God; and consequently, if wicked men have said anything that is true and just, we ought not to reject it; for it has come from God. Besides, all things are of God; and, therefore, why should it not be lawful to dedicate to his glory everything that can properly be employed…