First Take Care of The Basics

First Take Care of The Basics

Here are two stories to illustrate a point: The first is about a couple I met a few years ago. They were older - older than me - were both overweight, smoked, ate poorly, were inactive, and, all niceties aside, were generally gross and slovenly. And happy as clams about their health. What? I discovered [...]

Book Review – Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Book Review – Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Knowing God by JI Packer For the first twenty years of my adult life, I was deeply committed to Christian evangelicalism and read Packer’s Knowing God every January. It was a ritual just like Christmas or the Super Bowl. Over the next twenty years, though, I wallowed in and out of agnosticism and have now [...]

Book Review: A Short Guide To A Long Life, David Agus

Book Review: A Short Guide To A Long Life, David Agus

I Was Wrong I’ve been wrong. I’ve argued long and assuredly that people know what healthy habits are and that we just don’t do them. We’re lazy about some things, and it’s embedded through evolution into who we are. So, I was shocked, recently - mortified - when a friend at work told me he [...]

Psalm 235, Hearing G

I woke this morning to a stir. "Dennis!" I heard. Loud. It was 2:30 and the house was dark. "Here I am Lord," I replied, plagiarizing youthful Samuel. I listened, but heard nothing, I rolled over to pull a blanket up over my shoulders, still believing. What kind of logic is it that requires an [...]