On Failure

Last night, after over a year of separation and silence, I had a phone conversation with my wife. The discussion was more formal than friendly, but secretly in my heart I was delighted to hear her voice live and real-time. I said something funny, and she replied (in so may words) "you haven't changed...you're the … Continue reading On Failure

How to be Perfect (Part 5)

This article finishes the Perfection Howto continued from last week. Step Seven: Practice the pleasure of Divine Dependency (translation: start TRUSTING GOD and stop worrying). You may have noticed the glaring omission of Prayer from this Howto; it shall be addressed under Step Seven. It is quite unfortunate that for so many well-meaning believers Prayer is … Continue reading How to be Perfect (Part 5)

How to be Perfect (Part 3)

We continue our Perfection Howto from Part 2 with Step Five. Over the past two millennia there have been many attempts in many languages to communicate the nexus of what Step Four means (unconditional acceptance from God). One of the best of these is John Bunyan's "The Doctrine of Law and Grace Unfolded" edited by … Continue reading How to be Perfect (Part 3)

How to be Perfect (Part 2)

We now continue our Perfection Howto begun last week with Step Four. Step Four: Practice the pleasure of receiving the Gift of Jesus Christ's Perfection continually (as a way of life). I started this series by saying that only perfect people have access to Heaven (Matthew 5:48)...this is true. Yet, let me add that the … Continue reading How to be Perfect (Part 2)