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Category Archives: Virtues

Eat. Fast. How does a Christian relate to food?

Self-orientation, in any form is spiritually devastating. The desire to orient all of life around myself is encouraged by a culture that tempts us to rip the governor off any pursuit of pleasure. In this way a good gift like food becomes a hedonist entitlement; my right to have m... Read More »

The Royalty of Immediate Action

Abraham was considered a prince. However, he was not royalty. No blue blood, just the hot blood of a nomad coursing through his veins. He was literally a professional wanderer, wandering at the call of God. When his wife Sarah died, he went to the land of the Hittites who graciou... Read More »

The End of Food

Here is the beginning and the (almost) end of a story: “My little daughter is at the point of death… “Little girl I say to you, arise.” (Mark 4:23,41) I love this story, because it is my story.  I was dead.  There was nothing I could do to reverse this.  Jesus said, ... Read More »