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Top Ten Books of 2023

Here’s my top ten books of 2023 in no particular order. I hope you find something that piques your interest. Stephen Charnock, The Existence and Attributes of God, 2 Volumes. Theologian Fred Sanders once said that reading Charnock’s Existence and Attributes has...

What Does It Mean to Pray without Ceasing?

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Paul calls upon Christians to “pray without ceasing.” But what does that mean? I recently got some help from reading the Puritan pastor Ezekiel Hopkins (1633–1690). He observed: “To pray without ceasing is not to be engaged...

Richard Sibbes on Psalm 73

This past Sunday I preached on Psalm 73. And in God’s good providence, I read some of Richard Sibbes’s (1577–1635) remarks on this wonderful Psalm: Carnal reasoning will tell you that God does not see or govern, but has left the earth. But as we go into...

Reflections on My First Decade in Pastoral Ministry

Introduction As I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and contemplate my first decade in ministry, my mind wanders back to the seventeen-year-old version of myself. I’m sitting in a folding chair in Heartland Community Church’s gymnasium listening to Pastor Scott...