“Vapor of vapors!” Solomon once said. “All is vapor.” On a day as festive as Easter, we aren’t usually quite up to taking this to heart. Solomon tells us that life is short, fleeting, enigmatic, impossible to grasp, eluding our control. We find this frightening, so instead we like to focus on the brilliant, the … Continue reading "Easter and the Last Vapor"
I just read Peter Leithart’s excellent little book, Solomon among the Postmoderns. It is, as the name implies, a Christian investigation of postmodernism, using Solomon and the book of Ecclesiastes as a tool for comparing the postmodern way to the biblical one. I just wrote a review of it on Goodreads, which I would encourage … Continue reading "Peter Leithart on the Wisdom and Folly of Postmodernism"
There once was a young lad on a boat. He wondered why he had be placed into the boat. He saw the things in the boat, possessions, pleasures, labor, people etc., and he wondered “Why am I here? If I have no purpose then neither do these things.” And he wondered. He wondered why indulging … Continue reading "Ecclesiastes Told a Different Way"