Monday Musings

Death by Justification

“We were buried with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). The book of Romans deals with a variety of topics, from the hopeless state of sinful humanity to the… Continue reading Death by Justification

Monday Musings

Purified for Service

“And I said, ‘Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!’” (Isaiah 6:5). The prophet Isaiah had one of the coolest experiences with God that’s… Continue reading Purified for Service

Monday Musings

A Chosen People

            “‘Let your eyes be open to the plea of your servant and to the plea of your people Israel, giving ear to them whenever they call to you. For you spared them from among all the peoples of the earth to be your heritage, as you declared through Moses your servant, when you brought… Continue reading A Chosen People

Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Edmund Pevensie and the Sacrifice of God

            The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is one of the best-loved stories of all time. Multitudes of children grow up on the tale of the land covered in snow, cursed to be always winter and never Christmas, that is saved by four children from England through the power of Aslan, the Great Lion.… Continue reading Edmund Pevensie and the Sacrifice of God

Of Fairy-Tales and the Father

Middle-Earth and the Nature of Evil

            The Lord of the Rings is known for many things. The books helped form the fantasy genre as we know it today, and the films continue to garner acclaim nearly two decades after their creation. But though Tolkien’s incredible world of Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits remains a prime example of worldbuilding, this isn’t the… Continue reading Middle-Earth and the Nature of Evil