At one of my friends' recent youth group meetings, I studied the centrality and beauty of Jesus Christ. It sounded so obvious—it wasn't anything new. Yet this reminder shook me. No one sees Christ as beautiful anymore, or even as important. After I came home that night, then, I started writing a series of creeds… Continue reading The Twenty-Two Jesus Creeds
I’ve had the privilege of visiting Orlando, Florida, countless times during my life. I literally don’t remember how many trips to Disney I’ve taken or how many stops at Chick-fl-a I’ve gone through (there’s so many Chick-fl-a’s in Orlando—which is a good thing). I’d visited the city on a regular basis and loved it dearly.… Continue reading On the Orange Blossoms Too Soon Pick’d
Though Father Brown reignited my love for the literary mystery genre, Hercule Poirot fanned that spark into a lasting flame. Agatha Christie’s conceited little Belgian gentleman, constantly finding something to straighten and thus defy the Second Law of Thermodynamics, always manages to win my heart more thoroughly in every book that I read.
Inspired by "Why the Arts Are a Valid Career Path for Christians" by Grace at True and Pure. I also gained much instruction and lines of argument from Art and the Bible by Francis Shaeffer. Some people seem to be attracted to the wrong things. By this, I am not talking of disobedience or sin, but rather… Continue reading The Pursuit of the Arts–Is It Worth Undertaking?
Hi everyone! Due to blogging taking up almost all of my writing time, I have decided to post only once a week from now on. Though a few changes will occur--single-part "Literary Wisdom" posts and preview posts every other month--you will still see content of the same quality and depth. Thank you! Books: Peter Pan by… Continue reading July/August 2018: A Preview
James Fenimore Cooper's The Deerslayer is the most charming and profound frontier story that passed before my eyes. Though I would not be surprised if the novel is one of the lengthiest and most drawn-out in the genre, Cooper managed also to instill lessons of integrity, deception, and natural beauty into the genre that is usually characterized… Continue reading Literary Wisdom: The Deerslayer
This is the conclusion of my King David's Prayer series. If you'd like to read the third part, please click here. Thank you! Scripture for the Day: Second Samuel 7:28-29 (NKJV) "And now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant. Now therefore,… Continue reading King David’s Prayer, Part Four
This is a continuation of my King David's Prayer series. If you'd like to read the second part, you can do so here. Thank you! Scripture for the Day: Second Samuel 7:25-27 (NKJV) "Now, O LORD God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do… Continue reading King David’s Prayer, Part Three
This is the second part in my series on King David's prayer. If you'd like to read the first post (discussing verses 18-20), please click here. Thank you! Scripture for the Day: Second Samuel 7:21-24 (NKJV) "For Your word's sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all these great things, to make… Continue reading King David’s Prayer, Part Two
The first prayer I studied on Defy Augury was the one of King Solomon, in which he dedicates his newly-built temple. In that series, we discussed everything from the king's humility to his sincerity, from Solomon's desperation even to his very posture while praying. Yet we never delved into the history of the temple—how came Solomon the… Continue reading King David’s Prayer, Part One