Theology

The Fairytale That’s True

The Fairytale That’s True Have you ever been watching a movie—you’re following the main characters, you’re captured by the story—when suddenly, in the blink of an eye, everything changes? The literal appearance, I mean. The movie looked one way, but suddenly it looks different? The screen suddenly fills with animated dancing penguins as Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Theology

An Advent Poem

Yesterday I was browsing through Christmas poems, and I came across this gem. If you aren’t familiar with George MacDonald—the late 19th century Scottish pastor/novelist/poet—you really should get to know him. (If you’ve read the Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis, MacDonald is actually Lewis’ guide through heaven.) In the midst Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Theology

It’s Not Enough

Dustin Kensrue is one of my favorite artists. Formerly the lead singer of a band called Thrice, he’s actually now the worship director at Mars Hill Church in Seattle. He’s only released a couple of albums as a solo artist, but he has a new album coming out in a Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Culture

Guns and Plowshares

Debate has begun raging over government restriction of firearms. I don’t watch the news very much (any more) but every few days I’ll hear someone talk about guns—often about the President and his developing policies. I’m not an “expert” on the U.S. constitution, on states’ rights, on gun statistics or Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Theology

Poem of Repentance

The Apologist’s Evening Prayer by C.S. Lewis From all my lame defeats and oh! much more From all the victories that I seemed to score; From cleverness shot forth on Thy behalf At which, while angels weep, the audience laugh; From all my proofs of Thy divinity, Thou, who wouldst Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Theology

Cheat Sheet

cheatsheet

An appendix that I created for future versions of the book. Hopefully it will help keep track of those sometimes overwhelming Old Testament books.

By Brett Davis, ago
Theology

Firmly Stated Questions

The above video of poet Taylor Mali provides a bit of social commentary on an interesting social phenomenon: Certainty has become somewhat unhip. Perhaps this is a symptom of one generation’s subtle rejection of a particular kind of dogmatism that they saw growing up. Perhaps it’s a sign of a Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Theology

Vaguely Christian Virtues

The “application” of a sermon has become essential for many Christians. And rightfully so in many ways. There’s definitely a problem when a speaker drones on about confusing doctrine that seems only important for a game of Trivial Pursuit. If that’s the situation, “application” becomes a cantine of life-giving water Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago