Will There Be Coffee in the Resurrection?

“Do you believe in the resurrection?” Tom Caldwell did not start our conversation with this. It started over whether I was a Pittsburgh native because I was wearing a Steelers jersey. I was standing in the lobby of the Litchfield Inn on Pawley’s Island, SC carrying on a conversation with Tom, whom I had knownContinue reading “Will There Be Coffee in the Resurrection?”

You Asked for It IV

Free Will or Predestination? | Romans 8:29-30 Science fact has tended to come from science fiction. In 1968, Arthur C. Clarke wrote a “foolscap-sized Newspad,” something sounds suspiciously like our modern iPad or other tablet computers. Aldous Huxley came up with the idea of mood-enhancing pills for his novel Brave New World in 1931, somethingContinue reading “You Asked for It IV”

Systemic Christianity

When I was about nineteen, I destroyed a car engine. I was young and despite my father’s warnings and protestations, I was bad about auto maintenance. I went much longer than you should go without changing the engine’s fluids or tuning it up because I’d rather spend the money on having fun with my carContinue reading “Systemic Christianity”

You Asked for It II

Why Do We Have/Need Valleys? | 2 Samuel 12:1-14 Heather and I love to hike. One of our favorite pastimes for most of the early years of our relationship was to disappear into the woods on a Friday after work for a weekend camping trip. We have hiked all over the southeast and as weContinue reading “You Asked for It II”