Praying Past Prayer

Prayer is hard. We don't the half of us pray half as well as we should like, and we like less than half our praying half as well as God deserves. Different people, however, struggle with prayer in different ways. To some, it's the sheer discipline that's so hard: when in my life can or will I sit down and devote some t… Read more…

Some Book Recommendations

My sister Dixie, a missionary to the Balkans (who you can support here), recently suggested that I give her a list of books to read. Such a request, naturally, I could not by any means refuse. But I figured such a list might be of use for others, as well, so I'm putting it here. The broader target audience for these re… Read more…

Bavinck on Essential Beliefs

I have long been skeptical of the category of "essential doctrine" used for determining precisely what a person must believe in order to be saved. The sheer variety of possible errors, their many possible degrees, and their countless conceivable motivations and sources make it almost impossible, in my opinion… Read more…

How to Spend Time

In a letter to a girl named Sarah, C. S. Lewis wrote the following about how to spend your time: Remember that there are only three kinds of things anyone need ever do. (1) Things we ought to do (2) Things we’ve got to do (3) Things we like doing. I say this because some people seem to spend so much of their time doin… Read more…