The Well & The Shallows

"We have come out of the shallows and the dry places to the one deep well; and the Truth is at the bottom of it." ~ G.K. Chesterton

Dec

22

Why the Incarnation?

The story of the Incarnation begins with the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden. Through their disobedience, the corruption of nature and the penalty of death entered the world, as God had warned (Genesis 2:16, 17; 3:1-20). A penalty demands a payment and in this case, death required the sacrifice of the living as its payment. This is why God instituted animal sacrifices. It was a way to temporarily satisfy the penalty until the “fullness of time” when a permanent solution could be provided (Hebrews 10:1-4; Galatians 4:1-7). The animal sacrifices were temporary because the penalty could only ultimately be paid by a representative of the offending class […]

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Feb

16

The Good, the good, and the Christian

On the Christian calendar, Lent is that time of year specifically set aside for Christians to focus their attention on their relationship with God over a period of 40 days as they prepare to enter Easter and remember Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection. It is meant to symbolize the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness after His baptism at the beginning of His ministry. Lent affords the Christian an intentional time of year to spend in prayer, service, and fasting so that the Christian may re-order their life around what is truly important and regain perspective by putting first things first. The Oxford Don, C.S. Lewis had something to say […]

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