After the initial scene-setting, 'big picture' discussions on grace and discipleship in the first five chapters, Cost of Discipleship to exposit the Sermon on the Mount (Mt 5-7). I shall not endeavor to take the time to look at each of Bonhoeffer's chapters, but there are a few select topics about which I feel compelled to write. . . .
Since coming to NASA at the start of 2007, I've lamented the fact that there is (at least) one thing that NASA does horribly--public relations. The agency doesn't handle bad news well...two words, Lisa Nowak...but perhaps more regrettably falls far short of inspiring current and future generations to 'buy in' to the . . .
Someway, somehow, by some twist of the internet at least one person on six continents (Antarctica excluded) has read at least one post on this blog...WOW!!! Someone in Brazil clinched the South America vote this morning--Guadalupe may have clinched South America last week, but I wasn't sure whether they considered themselves . . .
O Lord Jesus Christ, King of Glory, King of kings and Lord of lords, the Son of the living God and Son of David, come. Come now to Your Church that You have purchased with Your blood. Come with Your gracious presence, that we may rejoice in You. Come and rule over us, that we may serve and follow You. Come with Your love, humility, and . . .
I found this wonderfully serene picture of the German countryside and was smitten by it...quite nostalgic and reminded me terribly of the areas we've explored around Ramstein AB during my many trips there. Anyway, it didn't look quite right on the white background, so I mixed it up a bit with a new theme. Not sure if . . .
This is a bit off subject from my less-than-blinding excursion through Cost of Discipleship, but it has been on my mind the past few days...
What is it about closeness to God (and periods of closeness and renewal) that tends to bring with it an almost insatiable tendency towards despondency? Luther despaired over the most seemingly . . .