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Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked Charles Spurgeon’s morning devotional for May 23, especially these words: “If there is one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness that we must insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence—what the Lord begins, He...

To One Fixed Stake My Spirit Clings

The apostle Paul told his young protégé Timothy, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Tim. 4:7). I know those words have a specific meaning in the context of the letter, but I sometimes wonder if the fight of the faith is...

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked Brevard Childs’s (1923–2007) reflections on John Calvin’s view of biblical doctrine: I think it is fair to say that there are few elements of Calvin’s biblical exegesis more alien to the heirs of the Enlightenment and the postmodern era than...

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked Carl Trueman’s article “Why Pro-Abortion Activists Desecrate Churches.” I liked, and have enjoyed reading, Michael Allen Gillespie’s book The Theological Origins of Modernity. According to Gillespie, to understand modernity we must...

Are You Open to God’s Will for Your Life?

One of the books I routinely recommend to people is the collected letters of Jack Miller. Last week reminded me why. In one letter, Jack offers some advice to his daughter and son-in-law, who are seeking to discern whether they should serve as missionaries to Ireland....