Be Good For Goodness Sake

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “You can be good for the sake of goodness; you cannot be bad for the mere sake of badness. You can do a kind action when you are not feeling kind and when it gives you no pleasure, simply because kindness is...

Life Dominating Pleasures

There are certain passages of Scripture that are notorious for stimulating a debate, confusion, and fear. One such passage is Ephesians 5:4-5 (and its “cousin” in I Cor 6:9-10): “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of...

Good Things Wrong Methods

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “But pleasure, money, power and safety are all, as far as they go, good things. The badness consists in pursuing them by the wrong method, or in the wrong way, or too much. I do not mean, of course, that the...

Renewing Our Strength

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Let me start by acknowledging how much I dislike this post. I frequently say that I...