Noah’s Helpers

In case you’re wondering why the Transformers had to help Russel Crowe build the ark in order to get right with God again, here’s the listing of one of their sins: The fourth [chief of the fallen angels] is named Pinem’e… he caused the people to penetrate the secret of writing and the use of […]

Adjustment Bureau

Does God’s sovereignty mean that God is in charge of every bit of minutia that transpires in the world–including the choices we make? Does God’s sovereignty mean that God determines certain outcomes that will definitely take place but other things are left up to us? If God has a “plan” for me, can I mess […]

Conversion of the Imagination

Paul puts it this way: “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Richard B. Hays puts it this way: “The conversion of the imagination.” It’s the practice of so steeping ourselves in a narrative, in an understanding of the world, of in an understanding of how the world actually functions, that we see everything […]

The World in Miniature

The ancients understood something about the world that we, too often, don’t. They understood that the patterns of being and interacting in each sphere of the world were establishing ways of being and interacting that affected the others. When Aristotle wanted to make hay about politics, he started with the most basic political unit: families. […]