In June of 1938, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to his editor Stanley Unwin to explain why he was behind schedule finishing the final draft of The Hobbit. Instead of creating more material, he decided to start over and rewrite the entire first three chapters. His motivation was the feedback of a trusted friend and … Continue reading What is Your TQ?
This morning while listening to a long section in 1 Chronicles on my One Year Audio Bible app (thanks, Janet Keane), I was struck by the amount of warfare in the narrative. The conflict and bloodshed under David's reign seemed to be non-stop. Of course, Jesus is the ultimate David/hero who slays our enemies of … Continue reading Nothing but Grace
In his classic, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis talks about The Great Sin. Concerning this sin, he says, "the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others." What is this great, ultimate, most devastating of all sins? Pride, or self-conceit. Lewis goes on: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God … Continue reading The Great Sin