Daily Post #57

N.T. Wright on “Will We See Jesus When We Die?”: This four-minute video talks about the joy of seeing Jesus one day and holiness. I enjoyed it. Only four minutes.

This is Helpful No Matter How You are Currently Educating: “What is the Charlotte Mason Method?” Your child’s education and learning should never be fully delegated to another. Parents, you are responsible. Is your home a culture of learning? Or is that something you pass off to others? While I am not at all arguing that public education is inherently wrong, I am strongly opposed to the idea that learning is something that happens over here and over there, but not really at home.

Bicycles: Riding a bike for a few miles is one of my great joys. It is good exercise, time outdoors, relational (when riding with kids), and financially doable. You buy a bike once and then you can ride and ride and ride. Get away from screens. Get some bikes. You will be surprised by how relaxing and relational two wheels without a motor can be.

Three Words: Colossians 3:17 reads: “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” I am focusing on the three words, “whatever you do.” One reason is that I want and need to find a deeper sense of meaning in my work. I hate the idea of working without any sense of true purpose, so I have turned to the Scripture. Here is what one commentary states regarding this verse: All of life is addressed with the words “whatever you do” and “in word or deed”. . . . The two realms of speech and action encompass every area of life. A truly Christian commitment incorporates them both. The “name of the Lord Jesus” provides the proper atmosphere for life. The Colossian believers were not only to come to God through Jesus and to worship Jesus but also to live their lives conscious of his authority and reputation (Melick, Richard R. Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1991, p. 306.). The phrase “the proper atmosphere” in relation to Jesus Christ is so powerful for me.

Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

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