Anathema (Letter Three)

Journal Entry One June 14th I have decided to start journaling.  I must confess that the activity feels rather foreign, as I have never been one to scratch out my thoughts on paper, at least not such personal thoughts.  Chronicling facts or one’s ideas might be easy enough, I suppose, but there’s something about a […]




Anathema (Letter Two)

Here is the intro.  Letter One. ——— Letter Two I suppose there is a touch of audacity to our efforts.  Here we find ourselves, after millions of years of mind-shaping evolution, trying to alter nature.  Can we really expect to unravel the effects of such forces in just a few short months?  Indeed layer upon […]


GenRef Podcast: Pastor Dave Long

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. -Psalm 67:3-4- God is the greatest missionary.  Of that there can be no doubt.  His scope encompasses the globe.  His […]


Audio Picks!

A few audio picks to help warm your soul during the arctic doldrums of January: Lecture series on Paul and his letters, by Ted Donnelly. With scholarly insight and pastoral care, Ted Donnelly explores the letters of Paul, paying particular attention to the occasion of each epistle.  The letter is unpacked as a letter.  In […]


Anathema (Letter One)

[The introduction to this series can be found here] Letter One The patient exhibits classic signs of paranoia: fear of God, belief in original sin, belief in a future judgment… But maybe the most striking conviction is the patient’s belief in a Satan figure; and here I’m not speaking merely of a medieval icon of […]


Anathema

How I came into possession of the letters to follow, which are by all estimations accounts of future events, I dare not share.  Suffice it to say that certain esteemed individuals have passed them along to me, accidental though it was.  When I inquired into their origin and especially how a relic of the future […]


Assurance for Seekers

Until recently, I had missed the contextual power of Isaiah 55:10-11. Alec Motyer helped me see the wonder of these verses in a new way. They promise “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed […]