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From the blog this week: False Alarms and the Impending Judgment of God
“God didn’t create me to be alone, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need solitude from time to time. The digital age creates space for everything except the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude. But my soul depends on it.”
“Do you understand what is the ‘good’ for which all things work together? This verse is not a promise to remove or alleviate suffering. Nor does it require us to take a noble or pious perspective about suffering, as though, if you love God, all things that happen to you must be seen as ‘good’ things.”
“One of the great tragedies of mediocre faith and biblical illiteracy is that we can confuse our dreams with God’s promises. We can begin to believe that simply because we have a strong desire for something, or a deep longing, or we can’t imagine ourselves without it, that God intends it for us. And we can get caught in a loop of perpetual disappointment—not in the failure of a dream to materialize, but in the failure of what we think God has promised to be delivered.”
What would you say is the greatest miracle in the Bible?
“C.S. Lewis loved old books. In a short piece he wrote to introduce Athanasius’s On the Incarnation to a modern audience, he admonished that Christians who only read new books are joining ‘at eleven o’clock a conversation which began at eight’ and ‘will often not see the real bearing of what is said.’ He counseled reading old books to put ‘the controversies of the moment in their proper perspective.’”