Monday, June 23, 2008

True Happiness

The highest degree of happiness is, not to sin; the second, to acknowledge our sins. In the former, innocence flows pure and unstained to preserve us; in the latter, there comes a medicine to heal us.

Cyprian of Carthage, Epistle 56, to Cornelius

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Flood of '08

We have endured the flood of 2008 and lived to tell about it. One of the most endearing aspects of this calamity was the volunteerism demonstrated by the community. Unlike Katrina victims with their hands out, Cedar Rapidians worked to clean and restore.

I am not getting cozy with the "brotherhood of man" thing or the "spirit of midwestern America." This is most likely because Linn County is quite conservative (as a county, we supported Alan Keyes in a Republican caucus). I firmly believe this is because of the high percentage of Bible-believing, God-fearing people. Humanitarianism and philanthropy only go so far; it is the gospel that teaches sacrifice.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Busy, busy

No, I haven't forgotten this blog. There are too many things happening at once. I could easily fill it with quotes from my constant reading, but that would not help me to rightly divide and teach God's word. Have patience, please.