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O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be

This past Sunday during my sermon on Matthew 8:1–17, the main point I sought to bring out was: Since Jesus came not only to redeem a people but to renew creation, he demonstrates his Messianic authority by healing the sick and liberating the oppressed. Simply put, he...

The Book and the Prayer Card

Thumbing through my book of Jane Kenyon poems there it was. I see it nearly every day, but this morning the words on the old prayer card--written who knows when-- waltzed off the 3X5 and pierced my heart suffusing it with serenity. He never fails. Scripture's sublime...

Reading Suggestions during Your Quarantine

What are you going to do with all your free time? How about read some books!!! I put together a list of books, sermons, and articles you might want to read: Theology In general, I'd say you can't go wrong with anything by Sinclair Ferguson or Stephen Wellum. But if...

Questions and Answers Related to Reading

As you know, I like books. I like reading books and I like talking about books. Given this reality, a number of people from my church (Crossroads) have asked me various questions about my reading habits. Putting them in my own words, the main three are: 1) Have you...

A Second Adam to the Fight

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name (Psalm 103:1). Read and enjoy: Adam was tempted in a beautiful garden, with a profusion of trees, beautiful to the eyes, an aesthetic delight. From these trees and the lush attendant vegetation...

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes–A Review

Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible.  Eugene Peterson once remarked, “Exegesis is loving God enough to stop and listen carefully to what he has to say.”[1]...

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O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be

This past Sunday during my sermon on Matthew 8:1–17, the main point I sought to bring out was: Since Jesus came not only to redeem a people but to renew creation, he demonstrates his Messianic authority by healing the sick and liberating the oppressed. Simply put, he...

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The Book and the Prayer Card

Thumbing through my book of Jane Kenyon poems there it was. I see it nearly every day, but this morning the words on the old prayer card--written who knows when-- waltzed off the 3X5 and pierced my heart suffusing it with serenity. He never fails. Scripture's sublime...

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A Word in Season: A Brief Reflection on Isaiah 31:1–32:20

God always meets us in our hour of need, addressing us with a timely word designed to instruct and heal. As we assume the posture of a servant-student, inner stillness surges forth as a consequence of being undone and made whole by our handsome King. I write as a...

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Reading Suggestions during Your Quarantine

What are you going to do with all your free time? How about read some books!!! I put together a list of books, sermons, and articles you might want to read: Theology In general, I'd say you can't go wrong with anything by Sinclair Ferguson or Stephen Wellum. But if...

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Questions and Answers Related to Reading

As you know, I like books. I like reading books and I like talking about books. Given this reality, a number of people from my church (Crossroads) have asked me various questions about my reading habits. Putting them in my own words, the main three are: 1) Have you...

read more

A Second Adam to the Fight

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name (Psalm 103:1). Read and enjoy: Adam was tempted in a beautiful garden, with a profusion of trees, beautiful to the eyes, an aesthetic delight. From these trees and the lush attendant vegetation...

read more

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes–A Review

Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible.  Eugene Peterson once remarked, “Exegesis is loving God enough to stop and listen carefully to what he has to say.”[1]...

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Help for Those Struggling to Discern God’s Will

“Whereas the doctrine [of the divine decree] itself can be deduced from the Word of God, the manner in which God decreed it is hidden from us. In this respect we have hindsight rather than foresight” ~ Wilhelmus á Brakel (1635–1711)[1]...

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