There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

Archive for October, 2008

Barstools and bottom lines

I’m no economist, but this may be more elucidating (and counter-intuitive) than you think–all provocative metaphors aside: a distilled (ha) explanation of how tax-breaks operate.

what can “knowing that you know” free you to do?

Die without fear.  Gayle Williams was 34.

can something self-serving be God-honoring?

Here’s one way it can: a request from pastors for pastors.

David Foster Wallace: words of life from a man dead too soon

Several of you asked for the article in full to which I referred this morning from David Foster Wallace.

Here you are, from the Wall Street Journal of Sept 19 of this year.

A member of our church (and our neighbor here in the Cliff!) passed the article  along to me.  In addition to Wallace’s winsome prose, his insight into the human condition is remarkable.  He seemed to understand so much, and yet seemed to disallow the possibility that the very means by which we are liberated from the idolatries to which we are so prone does not exist in us naturally.

let’s be honest