Religion

Enemies or Former Allies?

Some people are irreverent to the end, even in the face of impending judgment. “This is no time to make new enemies.” Voltaire, when asked on his deathbed to forswear Satan. I wonder if he ever considered whether Satan was actually his former ally? After all, he ridiculed everything related to Christianity throughout his life,…

Out of the Mouth of Wormwoods: Men Without Chests

Bernard Ramm wrote a wonderful book, The Devil, Seven Wormwoods, and God, in which he discussed important lessons that the enemies and detractors of the Christian faith could teach the Church. It was an enlightening reading experience. Today, I ran across this quote by Christopher Hicthens [HT: Midwest Conservative Journal] that nicely illustrates Ramm’s point.…

Ministry and the Corporate Mentality

What do a lot of ministries and the modern idea of corporations have in common? One important thing, at least from my viewpoint, is the desire to last beyond the life, energy, or efforts of one individual. Corporations have many uses but one fundamental purpose is take the vision of the founder(s) and give life…