Archive | July 7, 2014

The Labor of Love

At Spiritual Friendship, Chris Damian has posted this piece on the true meaning of love. He pushes back on the idea of “love at first sight,” which is really a selfish love. It is based on how the other makes one feel rather than on true knowledge of the other. Here is the meat of his […]

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To Be Near Unto God, by Abraham Kuyper

1. To Be Near Unto God When in holy ecstasy the Psalmist sings: “I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplication,” he pours out his whole soul in this song, but no one can analyze that love. To have love for God is something altogether different and something far weaker […]

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On “Courage” in the (Christian) Academy

Another post worth sharing by James K.A. Smith. This time he reflects on claims of “courage” made by scholars (both progressive and conservative) when they risk the derision and scorn of people whose opinion they never really cared about in the first place. Are such scholars really risking anything? But Smith closes with an observation on […]

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