Category Archives: Quick notes

Who created the blind watchmaker?

“What Dawkins does not seem to appreciate is that his blind watchmaker is something even more remarkable than Paley’s watches. Paley finds a watch and asks how such a thing could have come to be there by chance. Dawkins finds an immense automated factory that blindly constructs watches and feels that he has completely answered Paley’s point. But that is absurd. How can a factory that makes watches be less in need of explanation than the watches themselves?”

-Stephen Barr

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The Fatherless

Disturbingly common question and answer when I’m taking a medical history:

“And what about your dad, does he have any medical problems?”

“Well, I never really knew my dad, so I’m not sure.”

Lord, help us.

“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.”
-Psalm 68:5-6 (ESV)

This.

Fundamentally, we were made to love God and to love people. This is why Jesus called this the greatest commandment–first to love God and second to love people. We all fail at this. Because we fail, we need to be redeemed, otherwise, we cannot be with God. Jesus said to His disciples, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men”–follow Me, and I will help you to love people so I can change them into people who love Me.

Some words from my favorite pastor-poet

Brother Begg’s sermons are like poetry. I can’t quite describe why, but I just think they’re beautiful. I hope to eventually do a series of posts on my understanding of the Gospel. Until then, here’s a beautiful sermon on the Gospel (and when I get around to my posts they most definitely will not be as beautifully composed as this). So give it a listen:

\”The Gospel\” by Alistair Begg

Holy

Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

 

Holy, holy, holy!  All the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

 

Holy, holy, holy!  Though the darkness hide thee,

though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

perfect in power, in love and purity.

 

Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 

-A hymn by Reginald Heber, 1826. Too often, we forget God’s holiness.

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