The Purpose of the Cross

Years ago a Protestant mega-pastor wrote the book “The Purpose Driven Life.” The subtitle was “What on Earth am I here For?” Great title and a great question. The content of the book was helpful in places and, frankly, a bit theologically shallow and even questionable in places. But, come on, the greatest value in the book was finally raising the issue in a generation of people who had become gripped by…

It’s Witchcraft!

What is it about magic that we humans love? I mean we can’t look into any era of history and not see “magicians,” slight of hand tricks, illusions, and even attempts at mimicking miracles. We are fascinated by magic. And that’s not, necessarily, a bad thing. After all, it’s good for our ego to have it challenged by amazing things that we can’t explain. Else we would start believing (wrongly) that the…