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?
I read a contact lens company's brochure while I was waiting to pick up my new glasses. The brochure was to advertise their new corrective lenses for myopia but it was full of useful information. I learned a few things: The definition of myopia: Put simply, it is near-sightedness.The symptom: Distant objects appear blurry.The cause: … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia
I have been seeing my chiropractor Dr. M since February 2021. It has already been a one and a half years as of today (July 2022). He is of Italian descent but was born and raised in Canada. Dr. M is an able and successful chiropractor, a family man, and a devout Roman Catholic. The … Continue reading My Chiropractor Dr. M
Yesterday (Jun 19th, 2022) was Father's Day, which led me again to J. I. Packer's (1926-2020) great chapter titled "Sons of God" (Packer, Knowing God. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2004 ). The chapter begins with the following line: "What is a Christian? The question can be answered in many ways, but the richest answer I … Continue reading I Am a Child of God
遠藤周作 (Shusaku Endo, 1923–96) was a Japanese Catholic novelist. His occupation with Roman Catholic belief penetrates throughout this entire book. Endo published Silence in Japanese in 1966. Seventeenth century Japan was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate (徳川幕府)—also known as the Edo shogunate (江戸幕府)—which was ended by the Meiji Restoration (明治維新) in 1868. While the Edo … Continue reading Endo, Silence (沈黙) (1966)