I was first introduced to the cloud of God's presence when I learned how God led the Israelites through the desert by day with a formidable pillar of it. However, I hadn't encountered such a striking cloud similitude again before I read Second Chronicles 5:13-14, which more clearly states the cloud's role as a vessel,… Continue reading Reflections on Creation: Clouds
"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." ~John 4:23-24 When I first heard my pastor preach John 4, something within… Continue reading Worship in Spirit and Truth
Hello, everyone— Below is an essay I wrote in September for AP English Language and Composition, in response to a prompt asking me to explain my worldview. It deals with the fundamentals of Christianity and relates my perspective on life to how I will write in the future. Enjoy! According to Erin Brown Conroy’s “Research,… Continue reading To Live as a Christian Writer
Hello, everyone-- I'm bubbling over with excitement right now...Defy Augury now has its very first guest post! It's just in time for October's most well-known holiday and written by none other than my good friend Julia. I now proudly present "A Delightful Holiday: A Screwtape Letter." Enjoy! Hi, my name is Julia. Sarah and I are best… Continue reading Guest Post! “A Delightful Holiday” by Julia
Hello, everyone— The poems I've posted thus far, Thoughts on Conversing with the Unsaved and Sonnets of Suffering, appear to be some of the most popular writings on Defy Augury, so I thought you might like it if I wrote another. Honestly, one of the best ways I communicate my feelings is through poetry (no… Continue reading Torment
My dear Wormwood, In your last letter, you wished for more information regarding the persecution of the Enemy's church.
All throughout the Bible, God loves to connect with us by comparing Himself to or manifesting Himself as fire. Furthermore, the fire similitude can also apply to belivers--remember the Pentecost "tongues of fire"? Clearly the evidence is there for fire's momentous role in the Christian life; all we need to do is keep our eyes on the flames of God's presence.
Yesterday marked the beginning of Reformation Month. As a Bible-thumping Evangelical Christian, I couldn't be more excited!
Hello, everyone-- I've recently started reading a one-year devotional called Evenings with Tozer (referring to the twentieth-century theologian A.W. Tozer) every morning...and never before have I seen such wonderful insight into the application of Scripture.