Scorn on the Mount (Psalm 119:17-32)

This Psalm 119 mountain trek leads us not ultimately to some arrogant moral high ground from which to thumb our nose at the sinners down below. The Psalm is a celebration of the perfect revelation of God's Law, and if we'll follow it all the way up, we'll find ourselves standing at the pinnacle of all human existence, at the place where "grace and truth" shine brightly from the radiant glow of the face of Jesus Christ.

Bonhoeffer & the Cost of Discipleship

I have been deeply influenced by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and have sweet memories of reading his 'Cost of the Discipleship' book for the first time in college. I have his portrait framed and hanging above my desk  -- he watches over me as I write this (along with other formative influences). To underscore my admiration, I lobbied hard … Continue reading Bonhoeffer & the Cost of Discipleship