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Meditation on Psalm 7

Introduction Psalm 7 finds David in a tsunami of false accusations and slander. Though the specifics elude us, the words, “if there is wrong in my hands (v. 3), suggest allegations of bribery (2 Sam. 15:1–16). It’s this smear campaign that sheds light on David’s...

Three Highlights of the Week

In a world overrun with harsh criticisms and rampant cynicism, I want to double down on my efforts to celebrate every evidence of God's grace in my life. I want to shine a spotlight on every ounce of encouragement he sends my way. I found three this week. The first...

Three Prompts for Holy Admiration

And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before...

Three Things I Liked This Week

First up, I like the Air BnB we're staying at in Gallatin, Tennessee! Second, I like the prayer "The Saviour," in The Valley of Vision, especially these lines: Make him [Christ] all  my desire, all my hope, all my glory. . . . May thy dear Son preserve me from this...

Three Things I liked This Week

I liked Carey Nieuwhof's interview with Rich Villodas. I thought Rich Villodas shared a number of good insights on why we're witnessing so many scandals among evangelical leaders. I liked---loved!---this line from Spurgeon's August 3rd devotional: The Lord Jesus is...

Why No Podcast?

My Idea That Went Nowhere I pondered starting a podcast during the pandemic. I decided on the name Ordinary Pastor. My plan was to interview . . . wait for it . . . ordinary pastors. I wanted to create a venue where ordinary pastors, serving in smaller or...

Embracing Our Given Life

Jenny disliked her job at the local bank. The work was monotonous, her boss was overbearing, and the pay left much to be desired. She wanted more out of life. With a cloud of despairing weariness settling in over her head, and a heart that was souring with each...

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked the Halidon Music YouTube channel I learned about this week.   I liked Peter Kreeft's commencement speech "10 Lies of Contemporary Culture."   I liked this line from St. Athanasius's letter to Marcellinus: “Holy Scripture is not designed to tickle...

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked a sentence from John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden. Let me set it up for you. As the narrator looks out at the Salinas River, he takes note of the gentle rain falling to the Earth as well as a rabbit whose "nose crinkled" and whose "ears slewed around now and...

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Meditation on Psalm 7

Introduction Psalm 7 finds David in a tsunami of false accusations and slander. Though the specifics elude us, the words, “if there is wrong in my hands (v. 3), suggest allegations of bribery (2 Sam. 15:1–16). It’s this smear campaign that sheds light on David’s...

read more

Three Highlights of the Week

In a world overrun with harsh criticisms and rampant cynicism, I want to double down on my efforts to celebrate every evidence of God's grace in my life. I want to shine a spotlight on every ounce of encouragement he sends my way. I found three this week. The first...

read more

Three Prompts for Holy Admiration

And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before...

read more

Three Things I Liked This Week

First up, I like the Air BnB we're staying at in Gallatin, Tennessee! Second, I like the prayer "The Saviour," in The Valley of Vision, especially these lines: Make him [Christ] all  my desire, all my hope, all my glory. . . . May thy dear Son preserve me from this...

read more

Three Things I liked This Week

I liked Carey Nieuwhof's interview with Rich Villodas. I thought Rich Villodas shared a number of good insights on why we're witnessing so many scandals among evangelical leaders. I liked---loved!---this line from Spurgeon's August 3rd devotional: The Lord Jesus is...

read more

Why No Podcast?

My Idea That Went Nowhere I pondered starting a podcast during the pandemic. I decided on the name Ordinary Pastor. My plan was to interview . . . wait for it . . . ordinary pastors. I wanted to create a venue where ordinary pastors, serving in smaller or...

read more

Embracing Our Given Life

Jenny disliked her job at the local bank. The work was monotonous, her boss was overbearing, and the pay left much to be desired. She wanted more out of life. With a cloud of despairing weariness settling in over her head, and a heart that was souring with each...

read more

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked the Halidon Music YouTube channel I learned about this week.   I liked Peter Kreeft's commencement speech "10 Lies of Contemporary Culture."   I liked this line from St. Athanasius's letter to Marcellinus: “Holy Scripture is not designed to tickle...

read more

Three Things I Liked This Week

I liked a sentence from John Steinbeck's novel East of Eden. Let me set it up for you. As the narrator looks out at the Salinas River, he takes note of the gentle rain falling to the Earth as well as a rabbit whose "nose crinkled" and whose "ears slewed around now and...

read more