Hello, everyone— When I think about theology, I often start by asking questions that begin with the phrase "what if" (as illustrated here). What if Adam had refused the fruit when Eve had offered it to him? What if Noah did not build the ark? What if the Old Testament prophets refused to share their revelations… Continue reading If God Was Never Man
Hello, everyone— This past Sunday I made a visit to a good friend's church and was delighted by their manner of teaching. It was a different denomination than the one with which I typically affiliate myself, which gave me the idea of writing a statement of my beliefs regarding Protestant and Catholic denominations. Without proper… Continue reading A Word on Denominations
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
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
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.