This post is part of a series reflecting on my Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The Pilgrimage was a guided experience called “The Footsteps of Jesus” - every Friday, I’ll be posting a “Footsteps Friday” reflection (see index here). I look forward to your sharing your thoughts and comments. The desert is the place of … Continue reading When Your Identity Is Attacked: Lessons From The Judean Desert
Our problems can be banished, and we can be open to new possibilities, if we can get in our head who we really are. I see it every day: people burdened under the weight of a false identity. the man who had been told by his father that he was useless. the girl who suffered … Continue reading Do You Realize Who You Are?
Sfumato. It is a technical term from art history that describes a “smoky” look, a look without harsh dividing lines. Leonardo DaVinci was a master of sfumato. He accomplished the effect quite masterfully in the Mona Lisa. DaVinci used tiny brush strokes to blend colors, then he applied thin layers of varnish, up to 40 … Continue reading The Book of Smoke (Meditation on Ecclesiastes 1:1-2)
Tim Keller is NOT this generation’s C.S. Lewis.Tim Keller of Manhattan’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, has ascended to the role of “favorite evangelical intellectual,” though he possibly shares that role with N.T. Wright. Due to his great popularity and prolific output of books, Tim Keller has also earned the moniker “the C.S. Lewis for our generation.” … Continue reading Tim Keller is NOT this generation’s C.S. Lewis