Do you meditate? How?

There are an abundance of how-to books out there.  Whether for the 'spiritual' or the skeptical, the methodology varies little.  In fact, pagan methodologies are being touched up to fit 'Christian' seminars, with the catch-words, Silence and Solitude, or perhaps Stillness. Everyone wants the benefits.  Everyone seems to need relief from busyness and stress.  But … Continue reading Do you meditate? How?

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Do you Know God? Here’s a test.

In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself.  Unless you know God as that--and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison--you do not know God.  A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and of course, as long as you are looking down, you … Continue reading Do you Know God? Here’s a test.

Creativity and the Christian

C.S. Lewis provides a Biblical perspective and critique of modern literary criticism. Though this address was first delivered in 1939, Lewis' unease with the key concepts of literary tradition—namely self-expression, creativity, spontaneity and freedom from rules—is at least as pertinent today as it was in his time. To be 'yourself' is one of the highest … Continue reading Creativity and the Christian

G.K. on “The Sin of Self-Confidence”

"Complete self-confidence is not merely a sin; complete self-confidence is a weakness.  Believing utterly in one's self is a hysterical and superstitious belief like believing in Joanna Southcote." --G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, p.10 [Southcote was a self-proclaimed but deluded prophetess in late eighteenth century England]. When asked by a publisher friend: "Well, if a man is … Continue reading G.K. on “The Sin of Self-Confidence”