Antidote to Fast Living

“Describing the Sabbath is like describing ice cream to somebody who has never eaten it.  You can describe it all you want, but the proof is in the big spoonful of Cherry Garcia.” Gayle Trotter:  Today I am speaking with Dr. Matthew Sleeth, author of the book 24/6: a . . . . Continue Reading »

Faith Without a Hitch

“There she is, speaking through broken English, she’s poorly educated, she’s no match for Hitchens in debate, and yet her whole life trumped every single argument he could make — all the clever arguments that he could make against God and God’s existence.”Gayle . . . . Continue Reading »

A Prince for Every Princess?

“It is possible to hold onto a desire of our heart without succumbing to bitterness or a fretful anxiety about the future, but to be content here and now.”Gayle spoke with Jennifer Marshall about the challenges of being single in the twenty-first century.  Jennifer is the director . . . . Continue Reading »

Spoon in the Blender

“I had hunted down this specialist like a crazed groupie and had really badgered his office for just about a year to convince him to come out and consult with Max and consult for us.  I thought he was really going to give me that key — that one piece of advice and help that was going . . . . Continue Reading »

Corporate Piety over Personal Piety

A couple of days ago I did a post called “Why Love the Church” wherein I analogized from some words of G. K. Chesterton to the effect that we ought to love the church simply because she is the church, the bride of Christ and mother of the faithful.   In that quote Chesterton . . . . Continue Reading »

My Siren's Call: A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time I was a siren.Being a siren is not difficult; when a mommy and daddy siren loves each other very much . . . baby sirens come along. Humans find us ugly, because we are ugly. There is no way around what constant inbreeding has done to us, but Homer and the lying poets did not have to . . . . Continue Reading »

The ‘Sanctification Gap’

In 1973, Richard Lovelace penned an important article detailing the causes of an acute problem that persists in the lives of many evangelical Christians. He calls it the “sanctification gap” and zeros in on the history of Protestantism to explain why evangelicals have so many problems . . . . Continue Reading »