Tag: Christianity

  • The Test of Pain and Memory – Three Selections

    The Test of Pain and Memory – Three Selections

    It’s not often that one’s unrelated current readings overlap each other topically, but such was the case this week. These texts resonate with a conviction that has been growing in me in recent years: that it is in actions (and the pain and sacrifice alongside them) where we find reality, or the truth about who […]

  • Of Hills and Dying Thereon – Airplane Reading pt 2

    One of the few YouTube channels I make time for these days is Gavin Ortlund’s Truth Unites. He is a pastor and academic who strikes an unusual balance between strength of message and serenity of tone. Ortlund promotes “irenic” Christian dialogue—from the Greek eirḗnē, “peace”—which, as the name implies, approaches theological topics (even arguments) with […]

  • Memorial Day Musings (stream of consciousness)

    When I was younger, Memorial Day was often a gray-green, sleepy day—a little chilly. It was not a holiday we “celebrated,” at least not with cookouts or get-togethers. With some rhododendrons or other flowers from our garden, we’d drive up to the distant cemetery where my great-grandparents were buried under a range of shady trees. […]

  • Holy Saturday

    For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed […]