Scott Postma

A blog about the Great Books, the Craft of Writing, and Human Flourishing.

Where Comfort Comes From

Life on earth is not always easy; it’s full of hardship and heartache. The good news is that Jesus pronounced a blessing on those who mourn, promising that they shall be comforted. The problem with some Christians is they have taken the verse to mean they should adopt this as the […]

There is a Difference

To the chagrin of some during his earthly ministry, Jesus did not call his disciples to be revolutionaries. And to the surprise of many who follow him into this millennium, he does not call us to be congenially counter-cultural. There is a difference. One overthrows and destroys. The other attempts to politely […]

Understand or Understood?

A wise man takes his pleasure being first to understand; his opposite, in sharing all he thinks is grand. “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” (Proverbs 18:2, ESV)

Filing Bankruptcy

It is those who recognize the powerlessness of their spiritual condition, those who realize they owe a debt they cannot pay, those who feel and acknowledge how destitute they are without Christ who are in the best possible condition. It is only that person who is humble enough, and simultaneously […]

Good News!

Good news! Our story has a happy ending; we get swept off our feet. See, the Bible is comedic in nature. In literary terms, that does not mean it’s necessarily humorous (although there is lots of room for a good belly laugh in the Kingdom of our God); rather, it […]

A Grammar Lesson that Matters

Worry is the result of passively receiving when we should be actively thinking. ‘Think,’ in Paul’s letter to the Philippians, is a present, middle/passive, imperative verb with the implied subject, you! That means, we should be, right now, thinking about whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and praiseworthy. […]

Clear as Crystal

If it is important to measure our words and articulate our thoughts accurately in ordinary conversation,  how much more when communicating God’s Word. Paul exhorted Timothy to proclaim the Word accurately whether it was popular or not, but to do so with cheerful endurance and instruction. Though only a fool would […]