https://youtu.be/UetJAFogqE4?t=55 In the beautiful 1965 movie The Sound of Music, Maria (Julie Andrews) and Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) sing "Something Good," in which they say they must have done something good sometime during their childhood or youth, because they have found each other. What interests me in this song, however, is not their love … Continue reading Nothing Comes from Nothing
It was a peaceful Friday afternoon before I accidentally backed into a car behind me at the gas station. My car hit the car's front bumper. Not too hard, but the noise was undeniable. I immediately got off and approached the puzzled middle-aged man who was still sitting in his Mazda 3. "I am so … Continue reading “It’s alright.”
My heart was deeply encouraged when we read QA 60 of the Heidelberg Catechism during Sunday worship service last week. It moved me because it powerfully describes how righteous I am before God: I am as righteous as Jesus Christ. Q. How are you righteous before God? A. Only by true faith in Jesus Christ. … Continue reading #60 (The Heidelberg Catechism)
I finally got COVID-19 and lost four full workdays due to my severe symptoms. In fact, it was not just myself. Paul first got it somewhere, and my wife and I got it from him. I was mistaken because I simply assumed it to be like a cold or something like it. To some, yes, … Continue reading Sickness
I stumbled on this when I was casually flipping through the pages of Thaddeus Williams's God Reforms Hearts: Rethinking Free Will and the Problem of Evil (Lexham 2021:152). Justification by faith means, as it were, that we are restored into a relationship of love with God. This relationship is only possible because God first loved … Continue reading Do You Love God?