Listening to Music with Discernment: Discernment Exercise BY: Travis Scott It seems to me that most people could easily put together a soundtrack for their lives. I know I could. I have often reflected on past experiences and found that a particular song or type of music .
Bruce Bezaire: Meticulous Renderings of Glory BY: Denis Haack God’s glory is indeed revealed in dappled things, but it is a hidden glory, tucked away inside that which for all the world looks ordinary, unless you have eyes to see.
Reformed Iconography: The Art of James Disney BY: Denis Haack It has been our pleasure to host Jim and Jennifer Disney at Toad Hall. Our conversations are about art and faith, about culture in a fallen world viewed through the lens of a biblical world view.
Babylon Series: Part 1 On Being Offended in a Pagan World BY: Denis Haack Indeed, there is much to offend Christians in postmodern culture, and much offense is taken. So much so, in fact, that the issue is worth examining a bit more closely.
Babylon Series: Part 2 Living in Exile: A Model for Faithfulness BY: Denis Haack The model we have adopted (consciously or unconsciously) for how to live faithfully in a fallen world can make a big difference in how we view and respond to culture and life.
Babylon Series: Part 3 A Letter to Exiles: Living in Babylon BY: Denis Haack If we find ourselves, like the Old Testament people of God in Babylon, living in exile. Then it would be wise to reflect on what Jeremiah’s letter might teach us.
Babylon Series: Part 4 Legalism in a Decaying Culture BY: Denis Haack On the most basic level, legalism is appealing today for the same reason it has always been appealing: as fallen human beings we feel we deserve whatever grace comes our way.
Babylon Series: Part 5 Where do We Draw the Line? BY: Denis Haack The notion of having to “draw the line somewhere” refers to the need to maintain limits in our interactions with unbelievers in a society that increasingly tolerates sin and incivility.
Babylon Series: Part 6 Singing in Babylon: Can There be Joy in Exile? BY: Denis Haack “How can we sing the songs of the Lord,” they asked, “while in a foreign land?” How is it possible to be joyous in exile?
Babylon Series: Part 7 Finding the True, Noble, and Pure in Babylon BY: Denis Haack Given this reality, how can we live in a post-Christian culture without being contaminated by the fallenness around us?
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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