Category Archives: In Light of the Greatest Book

The Transhumanist Assault on the Image of God

“You shall be like God.” So the serpent deceived Eve; in disobedience to God, she was to become like him. In eating the fruit, however, Adam and Eve did not attain to the exalted state Satan promised—they fell and were cast out of Eden. Man has ever since attempted to make himself like God, and […]


Ad Visionem

I dreamed, and saw upon a rugged tree My Lord with thorns and dripping wounds incurred For me a wretched man, that God might see The Son in me and all my sin transferred. Hung on that cross, the Lord beheld my blind And mocking heart deserving death—and spoke. Forgive, Abba, forgive! Then in my […]


The Glory in Our Inability

Take a moment to reflect with me on two quotations, side by side: one from Scripture and the other from theologian John Webster.   Psalm 103 Of David. Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your […]


Like Moksha

Coming home we are released From classroom walls Into the peace Of 200 pages Of someone else’s journey home. We are, though vacating, Preparing to put out to sea. A fake break, a false relief, a momentary respite – Like Moksha. The Hindu labors with diligence, Aspiring to release from life, Till Shiva’s third eye […]


Flowers From Dust

When the wild winds blow O’r the barren waste And the chilled rains go Hard in every place; The sky is low And the ground is rough Till ‘tis hard to know That ever such stuff As flowers could grow ‘Tis hard to know ‘Tis hard to know Upon this long and weary way, What […]


Southbend

            I only cared about getting away as I slammed the screen door shut and blocked out my mom’s screeching voice. Like usual, she was cursing and threatening to call the cops. I knew she wouldn’t bother them; she was just fussing about the jacket. She’d cool off by tomorrow and give me some cash […]


Adam

Empty phrases I prepare Piles of rubbish, rags of dirt to be justified Selfish pleasures I pursued Gluttonous knowledge, impostor power to be god myself Brittle, sun baked bricks I’ll lay Rebel blocks, fist-shaking heights to be glorified As the winds of calamity take breath As the clouds darken and the ocean stills The world […]


To the Muse

Great Muse of mythos, sing the haunting tune That lingers where the long-lost Tree of Life Has dropped her leaves—where, carried by the winds Of common grace and mercy long predestined, They long lie, forgotten by the earth Wherein they mold and rot, and richen soil Once quickened by the loving lungs of God.   […]


Lady Conscience

Conflicting thoughts in secret as her tool, She reserves righteous actions as our function; Softly contending every broken rule, A lofty beauty: Will and Conscience spied in junction. She often halts one’s compromise made vainly; But in the end Will’s boots have sharper spurs; Though on our hearts the law was written plainly, A dirty […]


The Hidden Chapter—Martha

What is more intimidating than a pure white canvas? Martha pondered in her drawing room as her fingertips tingled in excitement to add color and life to the dead white void in front of her. An entire world lay on the other side. “Are ye’ lost, young lady?” Seamus asked the woman who for the […]