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The Terror of Studying the Book of Job

I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat and snicker, And in short, I was afraid -T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock This year I resolved to spend all of 2018 resting in one book of the Bible. Job has always […]

Love is Love?

Every year I spend the month of February thinking about love. It began as a rebellion based on my loathing of Valentine’s Day, but it has matured into a practice that has helped reframe my thinking, convicted me of my skewed ideas about love, and ultimately given me a renewed affection for God. The word […]

I Just Need…

Our thought life is a tricky thing. It can dictate so much in steering our emotions and actions, yet, I find myself justifying my wrong thinking often; after all, they’re only thoughts. But are they? In 2 Corinthians 10:5 Paul talks about “taking every thought captive to obey Christ”, within context he’s referring to arguments […]

All in the Waiting

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. T.S. Eliot I believe our knowledge of history matters. Following the thread of humanity over time tends to illuminate our real nature doing away with our humanistic optimism. It’s disillusioning at first: recounting the wars, the vast errors and evils across […]

What is Love?

It’s Valentine’s Day again, that yearly Hallmarked holiday that somehow embodies Love with red construction-paper hearts, and couples scrambling for romantic gestures whilst buying out candy and flowers. Or in my case it’s a day filled with two little boys, chocolate frosting, heart-shaped sprinkles, and conversations centered on what love really is, and how we know it. Despite the […]