What Does it Mean that God is Holy?

God is holy. What is God’s holiness? Often we tend to limit holiness to God’s moral perfection or perfect purity – his absolute goodness. But many Christian thinkers conclude that the meaning of holiness is deeper and wider than that. Holiness, they say, is the…

Did I Make You Mad?

In his commentary on Matthew 5, verses 21-26, D. A. Carson notes, “We are more likely to remember when we have something against others than when we have done something to offend others. And if we are truly concerned about our anger and hate, we…

Slight Movements Alter Life

Sometimes the consequence of a slight movement is catastrophe. A heel is caught and a person plunges headlong down a flight of stairs never to be the same again. A hand jerks on a wheel and, in a few seconds, parallel lines of cars are…

Olympic Glory and God’s Glory

Aly Raisman’s 2012 Olympic gold-medal winning floor exercise  was awe-inspiring – I couldn’t help but hold my breath and cheer her on during the performance.  Her routine compelled my spontaneous applause and ecstatic comments. “That was perfect!” “Excellent!”  “Amazing!” “It couldn’t have been better!” “She…

What’s the Good News?

This was the question my endocrinologist asked me this week as he walked into the examination room where I was waiting, not for him, but for his assistant. So, taken off guard both by his entrance and by his question, my response was “deer in…