• Future Light In Present Darkness

    Future Light In Present Darkness

    The speed of light is approximately 186,000 miles per second – a speed impossible to wrap our minds around. But the universe is massive on a scale that makes even such incomprehensible speed seem somehow not fast enough. For example, the sun is around 93…

  • You Are Being Formed

    You Are Being Formed

    When children are young, we recognize how impressionable they are. Children pick up the world around them like sponges, and often regurgitate whatever they have been soaking in. If they see smiles, they give smiles. If they hear foul language, they speak foul language. Their…

  • Spiritual Formation In A Secular World

    Spiritual Formation In A Secular World

    I recently read some comments from Tim Keller on modern secularism, and how it is now seeking to evangelize Christians. Keller points out that children need to be inoculated against secular thinking, because we’re now surrounded by this evangelizing force in our daily lives: “We…

  • New Growth

    New Growth

    We’ve recently been visiting my wife’s family in New Hampshire, and as we often do, we spent some time during our trip camping in the White Mountains. I’m always grateful to get out into nature for a bit (especially in a place that gets no…

  • The Ordinary and Extraordinary Calling of God

    The Ordinary and Extraordinary Calling of God

    Scripture is filled with stories of an extraordinary God doing extraordinary things through ordinary people. Or so we might say – but were they really that ordinary? Certainly they were human – flesh and blood – just like us. Yet, we recognize that in many…

  • The Gospel As Gift

    The Gospel As Gift

    What is the gospel? It is, simply, good news. It is the good news that God loves us so much that he sent his only son to die in our place (John 3:16). It is the good news that through Jesus our sins are forgiven…

  • The Sun’s Rising And Its Setting

    The Sun’s Rising And Its Setting

    If you were watching the sunset knowing it would never rise again, the experience would be terrifying. No matter how beautiful, there would be panic and dismay as you watched the light slowly fade to final darkness. The setting sun is beautiful because you know…

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About Les

I am a follower of Jesus, a husband and father, and a minister serving in Matsudo, Japan. My interests include theology, philosophy, photography, tennis, and a variety of other things. Here on my blog, I share my thoughts about … whatever I feel like. I hope you enjoy this place where our thoughts collide.

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