Scott Postma

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An Existential Evaluation

If you have ever wondered why you exist, or if you had a purpose in the world—if there was a place in this complex universe designed specifically for you—congratulations! You’re human. Wondering about the meaning of life, and about your place in the universe is sometimes referred to as an existential […]

No Reason for Christmas

Celebrations don’t generally need justification, as most of us find plenty of reasons for celebrating. Friday night, for example, is when lots of people let their hair down after a long week at work. In our modern industrialized culture that values work and production above most everything else, a Friday night […]

Should Christians Drink Alcohol?

I first thought of titling this article “Why I Can Drink Beer, but You Can’t!” But in the spirit of charity, I figured a title that could be perceived as click-bait might be too provocative and would push some over the edge who were already teetering on the brink of emotional frustration about an […]

On Reading Wisdom (Hokma) Literature

The Hebrew Scriptures are divided into three major sections: Torah, Prophets, and Writings. Categorized under Writings are the wisdom books, also referred to as Hokma literature because of their extensive use of the various forms of the Hebrew root, hkm, meaning wisdom. Wisdom literature varies within the Judeo-Christian traditions, but […]

Crumbs From Our Master’s Table: A Primer

Summer is almost over, and Fall is just around the corner. It’s a time of the year, a lot like the New Year, when folks tend to reboot and get serious about their schedules and personal disciplines again. For example, school is starting back, so parents are shopping for school clothes, enrolling the kids […]

Linus Got it Right!

  Linus got it right. The meaning of Christmas is, without a doubt, the celebration of the incarnation of the Second Person of the Trinitarian Godhead. But what does it really mean when Linus, reading from Luke’s gospel, says that Christmas is all about the birth of Jesus? Or, how […]

C.S. Lewis: An Admonishing Angel for the Modern Age

Heaps of tailings have been strewn outside deep shafts where not a few prospectors have sought to discover the rich vein that makes C.S. Lewis’s corpus worth its weight in gold. Like the 49ers of the California Gold Rush, hoards of writers, educators and theologians have flocked to the Sutter’s […]