Rest for the Weary: Human Need for the Sabbath

The Ten Commandments are a foundational building block of Western culture. Like it or not, they are ingrained into our ethical framework. Some of us may reject the concept of divine commands, but no one can deny the influence of these commandments on our society’s development. By in large, the commandments make sense. Take the…

Opposition and Persecution

I live near the University of Georgia. Depending on traffic, I can be at Sanford Stadium on the campus in 10-15 minutes. This cathedral of SEC football hosts 93,000 rabid fans on six or so Saturdays each fall. College football is a big deal where I live. As such, you hear a lot about the…

Truth and Hope in Art

In my early adulthood, a favorite pastime of my friends was the creation of “Top Five” lists. It was the result of an unhealthy obsession with the movie High Fidelity. In the movie, the main protagonists often create top five lists of great songs, singers, etc. One of our often debated lists was the “Top…

The Road Never Travelled

My father and I went fishing and camping this weekend. Really, we just went camping because it would be a stretch to call what we accomplished “fishing.” It was raining the second morning so we got a late start. We ate breakfast and took our time breaking camp. By the time we were done packing…

The Apathy of Civilized People

“As we sat by the camp-fire the brightness of the sky brought on a long talk with the Indians about the stars; and their eager, childlike attention was refreshing to see as compared with the decent, deathlike apathy of weary civilized people, in whom natural curiosity has been quenched in toil and care and poor…

Short Thought Saturday: Live Peaceably With All

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” – Romans 12:18 This verse came to me on inauguration day this year. I was depressed. I did not like what was happening in America. It was not so much the actual person being inaugurated as it was the extreme polarization of…