“The Person Called You”: A Book Review

On August 5, 2014, in Books, Calling, Purpose in Life, by Derrick G. Jeter

The critical question for us moderns is, “How shall we be governed?” In America we are all politics all the time, making this a ubiquitous question. However, this wasn’t always the most important question in life. In fact, for most of human history it was one of the lest important questions in life. Granted, most […]

Make Your Life Count … Everyday

On April 9, 2013, in Belief, Calling, Character, Grace, Philosophy, Purpose in Life, Virtue, by Derrick G. Jeter

Time is a faithful servant but a fearsome master. Dr. Seuss illustrates this in his delightful book, Oh, The Places You Go. It’s a story about life’s journey, which doesn’t always take you to the places you want to go—like “The Waiting Place,” where people are Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for […]

Working While There’s Light

On April 3, 2013, in America, Calling, Culture, Freedom, Liberty, Patriotism, Prayer, Purpose in Life, Writing, by Derrick G. Jeter

A few years ago I taught a series on Christian citizenship, wrestling with questions such as: How should Christians conduct themselves in the public square? What role should we play in culture, education, economics, technology, and science? What does the Bible say about government and the command to submit? What are the responsibilities of Christians […]

A New and Better Voice for 2013

On January 1, 2013, in Bible, Calling, Faith, Future, God, Gospel, Grace, New Year's, Truth, by Derrick G. Jeter

Last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. – T. S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” The voice I need to hear for 2013—the voice we all need to hear throughout the year—is the voice of truth. It was a voice not often heard in 2012. Yet, it is a […]

Going Galt and Christian Responsibility

Now as the people of God in old time were called out of Babylon civil, the place of their bodily bondage, and were to come to Jerusalem, and there to build the Lord’s temple, or tabernacle . . . so are the people of God now to go out of Babylon spiritual to Jerusalem . […]

In Quest of a Hero

On July 12, 2011, in Belief, Calling, Culture, Heroes, Jesus Christ, Literature, by Derrick G. Jeter

In the eternal depths of the human soul lies a mystery as ancient as time. From the memorial dawn of mankind we have quested to understand this mystery through story and myth—a quest from which we cannot turn, for the mystery rests uneasy in the recesses of the spirit and beckons us “come.”  Compelled, we […]

Keeper of the Book: A Review of “The Book of Eli”

On January 26, 2010, in Belief, Bible, Calling, Culture, Faith, Literature, Purpose in Life, Truth, by Derrick G. Jeter

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “When I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water, But rather for hearing the words of the Lord. And people will stagger from sea to sea, And from north even to the east; They will go to […]

No Call Without a Caller, Part 3

On June 20, 2008, in Belief, Calling, Culture, Faith, Future, God, Purpose in Life, Truth, by Derrick G. Jeter

The Caller who Calls   So, who is this Caller who calls? In his classic children’s tale, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis beautifully weaves the story of four London children, brothers and sisters, who are sent to the English countryside to live with an old Professor during the battle of Britain. […]

No Call Without a Caller, Part 2

On June 17, 2008, in Belief, Calling, Culture, Faith, Future, God, Purpose in Life, Truth, by Derrick G. Jeter

Without a Caller there can be No Call   Whether you are a believer in truth or a seeker of truth, the beginning of your journey must begin with Someone. Self-help theories, motivational tapes, and positive thinking simply will not do. A series of steps to follow or adjusting our attitudes always leaves us wanting. […]

No Call Without a Caller, Part 1

On June 12, 2008, in Belief, Calling, Culture, Faith, Future, God, Purpose in Life, Truth, by Derrick G. Jeter

We are not primarily called to do something or go somewhere; we are called to Someone. We are not called first to special work but to God. The key to answering the call is to be devoted to no one and to nothing above God himself. [1]     For many, life is a swarm […]