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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 completes. 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 his view of...

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 "look behind the veil that...

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....

Embracing the Gift of Limits

If you’ve been at Crossroads in recent years, you have heard the name Peter Scazzero. His books The Emotionally Healthy Church, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality have helped the elders, Pastor Vinnie, and me think about the kind of...

Three Things I Liked This Week

Since Carl Trueman is one of my favorite writers, it's no surprise that I like his article over at World Opinions, titled, "The Third Great Awakening?"   2. I liked the following section of Charles Spurgeon's sermon, "Israel's God and God's Israel": “Christian,...

Three Things I Liked This Week

As is typical around here, I liked something Charles Spurgeon wrote. It comes from his evening devotional for March 8: Sad hearts have peculiar skill in discovering the most disadvantageous point of view from which to gaze upon a trial; if there were only one swamp in...

Meditation on Psalm 40

Introduction  Psalm 40 is a song of triumph and a cry of distress. God’s past deliverance (vv. 1–3) infuses David with hope for the future (vv. 11–12) and informs his present request: “O LORD, make haste to help me!” (v. 13). Reflection At an unspecified point in...

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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 completes. He...

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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...

read more

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 his view of...

read more

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 "look behind the veil that...

read more

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....

read more

Embracing the Gift of Limits

If you’ve been at Crossroads in recent years, you have heard the name Peter Scazzero. His books The Emotionally Healthy Church, The Emotionally Healthy Leader, and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality have helped the elders, Pastor Vinnie, and me think about the kind of...

read more

Three Things I Liked This Week

Since Carl Trueman is one of my favorite writers, it's no surprise that I like his article over at World Opinions, titled, "The Third Great Awakening?"   2. I liked the following section of Charles Spurgeon's sermon, "Israel's God and God's Israel": “Christian,...

read more

Three Things I Liked This Week

As is typical around here, I liked something Charles Spurgeon wrote. It comes from his evening devotional for March 8: Sad hearts have peculiar skill in discovering the most disadvantageous point of view from which to gaze upon a trial; if there were only one swamp in...

read more

Meditation on Psalm 40

Introduction  Psalm 40 is a song of triumph and a cry of distress. God’s past deliverance (vv. 1–3) infuses David with hope for the future (vv. 11–12) and informs his present request: “O LORD, make haste to help me!” (v. 13). Reflection At an unspecified point in...

read more