Saturday Series
Photo by Kris Erickson

The wonders of wildflowers

Essay | Enjoying the mystery behind the beautiful ‘fireworks display on the ground’
by John R. Erickson
Posted 6/15/19, 12:58 pm

“The object of the artistic and spiritual life is to dig for the sunrise of wonder.” —G.K. Chesterton

Here in the Texas Panhandle, 2019 brought an exceptionally wet spring, and by the first of June, we had already received the 21 inches of rainfall that we recognize as our annual average. My wife, Kris, and I predicted that it would be a showcase year for wildflowers on our ranch—and we were right. For weeks, we felt we were watching a fireworks display on the ground.

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The meaning of death

Books | Sorting out our significance as image-bearers
by Matthew McCullough
Posted 6/08/19, 10:31 am

Matthew McCullough in Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope asks, “How can you enjoy anything about life if you know that, in the end, the more you love something the more it will hurt when you lose it?” Buddhists say the answer is non-attachment to anyone and anything. McCullough shows how Christians can see that bid for support and raise it through Christ’s promise of eternal life. I hope you’ll benefit from the following excerpt, courtesy of Crossway Books.

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Teddy the ‘cyclone’

Biography | The youthful energy of a Biblically informed Theodore Roosevelt, Part 1
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/01/19, 08:38 am

Editor’s note: Marvin Olasky continues his monthly biographical series on key individuals from late 19th and early 20th century American history. In February and March, we looked at the life of John D. Rockefeller. In April and May, we studied Grover Cleveland.

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