Is all religion merely a projection of human desires or is there some divine reality that exists independently of human desires?
As a Christian, I deem Nassar's punishment as just; but as a Christian I should also try to love him, not because of his character, but because the God of love bids me to do so.
After Lillian Groothuis died in 2010, I began writing cards and letters more frequently. I did not write enough cards or letters for my mother or grandmother Groothuis, who was also an admirable correspondent. Now I write many souls frequently, some of whom I don't know or barely know. Some are in my inner circle of correspondence. After writing a dear friend's father, I learned that he read my card to his daughter over the phone and remarked that I should write a book on how to write a short, b
I need symbols to focus my awareness on what matters. Cellular telephone alerts do not suffice. Despite my bibliographical and philosophical memory, I am a forgetful man. These are temporary, sacred tattoos—aids to prayer, love, and memory. May the Cross be ever before us.
When I walked into a mountain restaurant, several teenagers laughed at me. Since I had shorts on, they could see my sharpie cross — and I did not care. I remembered again.
The myriad messages of popular culture have been sticking to and deforming our souls. American men and women are not known for their reasoned convictions about those things that matter most.
The myriad messages of popular culture have been sticking to and deforming our souls.
Animals and humans were created by God to live together in harmony.