The Appeal of Stoicism | Notebook Scribbles (iii)

Unlike my previous posts of notebook writings, this is one larger thought rather than smaller bullet-pointed ones. Life is hard. Discipline is harder. While striving to live a life of strength, value, and honor, I can certainly understand the sway of Stoicism and Taoism. They both teach the necessity of a disciplined life. After all, …

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Safety Is a Secular, Not Christian, Virtue

“Then he isn’t safe?” said Lucy.“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” I believe this passage of dialogue from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe remains one of the most frequently …

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Notebook Scribbles (ii)

This is part two of sharing some various ponderings that I've scribbled into Evernote. As with part one, I present them in hope of stirring with you further ponderings. If the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, then Heaven shall be the fulfillment of our very being. Hell, however, …

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Notebook Scribbles

I keep a file in Evernote for writing down various thoughts at whatever time they pop into my brain. Some these scribbles have made their way into sermons or articles that I have written, but most are content with simply being remnants of past ponderings. I share here a handful of these snapshots of thought …

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Heart to Heart

Introduction to Jonah

These sermons were originally preached in 2015. We could assign many titles to a study through the book of Jonah. The Reluctant Prophet would be fitting since Jonah was just that. Perhaps The Compassion of God would be more suited, considering the fact that the great love of God is on full display throughout the …

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The Benefit of Big Books

No book has ever left me unchanged. Even bad books and good books that I find uninteresting enough to finish still manage to contribute something to who I am. I cannot interact with fresh combinations of words and the ideas that they represent without having my own mind shifted, at least slightly. I believe that …

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Sept. 16, 2016

Below are a few Internet articles that I found quite beneficial to read. What's Wrong with Western Missionaries? If I were to start my missionary life over, I would bury my pride and unpack some humility. I would become a brother, a friend, and a peer. I would care more about the names of my …

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Aug 21-27, 2016

Here is a roundup of online articles that I found helpful this week. As for Me and My Household... I stumbled upon these guys at Reformed Outlook (and their podcast), and I'm glad I did. This article discusses the difficulties and joys of shepherding your children. Since my wife and I desire (but currently don't …

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