Linus Christianity

This past Sunday, my family watched “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as we often do during the Hallowe’en season.  As we watched, my wife commented that the show had some theological implications.  I mentioned I had blogged about the theology of this cartoon, and my wife asked me to read my post.  Afterward, my…


Each night before bed, my wife feeds our cat treats. Watching the two of them one night led me to meditate on how preposterous God’s plan seems at times—particularly the way He loves, cares for, and intervenes with us who couldn’t care less for Him much of the time. My mind wandered to Daniel chapter…


This post is also available as a podcast: *** A month or two ago, a friend acquainted me with a band called My Epic. I was checking out some of their songs when one came on with simple, prodding piano. Singing started but I really wasn’t paying much attention. The music continued to build….

Direct Experience of God? (Part 1)

Whether or not we can experience God directly is something Christians have discussed and debated since…I don’t know when. I can’t say from biblical times because it is impossible to read the Bible without seeing that the authors expected to experience God directly and did. But somewhere between now and then, this basic expectation changed….