Scott Postma

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

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 […]

For the Weekend 2015.06.26

A Weekend Reminder When the children of Israel were exiled into Babylon, the Lord told them to seek the welfare of the city until He returned to establish their dominion again: “But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord […]

Fellowship with One Another (A Sermon You Can Use This Sunday)

Perhaps you heard about the pastor who skipped church one Sunday when he was out of town so he could play a round of golf. When the Devil saw what he was doing, he made a bee line for the pearly gates to accuse the back-sliding bishop to the Lord. […]

Through Gates of Splendor

Elisabeth Elliot met Jesus early yesterday morning (June 15, 2015). She died at 88 years old as one of the most influential Christian women in this generation. It must have been a glorious experience for her to see our Savior face-to-face after a lifetime of kingdom service in a broken and violent world. […]