suffering is a facet of God’s glory, and if we are contemplating God’s glory so that we may be transformed into His likeness, we need to contemplate the whole thing—His suffering, too. If we consistently and insistently gloss over the suffering of God and skip right to the triumph, our understanding of God will eventually cease to be Christian, our “god” will become a triumphalist psychopath, and we will start to reflect that image instead.
I had this idea that I was going to start blogging a lot more, because right around the turn of the year, I started blogging a lot more. I think I thought I could write blogposts to prime the sermon-writing pump, but I just plain don't write fast enough. We're still working on consistency of…Read more Spoiler Alert