Author Archives: Steven Jones

Chesterton on Easter

“On the third day the friends of Christ coming at day-break to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had … Continue reading

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Jack Bauer Ethics

In honor of the reboot of the TV show 24, here are some thoughts I had regarding its original protagonists Jack Bauer. To be honest, I was never a huge 24 fan.  The first time I saw it, I loved … Continue reading

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Scylla and Charybdis: Between Fear and Courage

According to Greek Myth, Scylla (pronounced SIL-ah) and Charybdis (pronounced kah-RIB-dis) were monsters that inhabited opposite sides of a channel of water, sometimes imagined as the Strait of Messina separating Italy from Sicily.  Scylla, a former lover of Poseidon, had … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God’s Wrath

“The Wrath of God.”  Just say the phrase and I guarantee you people will cringe.  I know I do. If there is any attribute of God that no one wants to talk about its His Wrath. Maybe some people want … Continue reading

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Anfractuosity: The Case against Christianity as Wish Fulfillment

A common criticism levied against religion generally and Christianity specifically is that it is simply wish fulfillment, a human invention to help us manage our anxiety in the face of a chaotic world and eventual death.  Wanting something to be … Continue reading

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Robinson Crusoe and the Goodness of God

Most people haven’t read Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.  When asked, most people muster a vague recollection of a story involving a man shipwrecked on an island, learning to live in a primitive wilderness all by himself. Many who attempt … Continue reading

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10 Commandments of the Internet Hobo

I love and frequent establishment with free wi-fi.  I can transform just about any place into an office in no time flat.  Starbucks, Barnes &Noble, or Panera may be the cliché paradigms for this, but there are other establishments with … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Unexpected Christmas: A Person God Can Work With

Joseph is often treated like a spectator or an afterthought to the events of Christmas.  But Joseph shows, in the way he handled Mary’s unexpected Christmas, some key attributes of a person that God can work with. Joseph has his … Continue reading

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Jesus: Prince of Peace

Kingsland Baptist Church, Katy TX December 18, 2016 Text: Isaiah 9:6, Philippians 4:4-8  

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America’s Epicurean Side

If I said America had an Epicurean side to it, most people would either blink their eyes and fuddle their brows in a vain attempt to understand what I said or let out a collective sigh or a sarcastic exhalation. … Continue reading

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