I’m culling my library down and giving a lot of books away, selling others and stockpiling books to share and gift to others who might be blessed by them as much as I have. Along the way, I am rereading some classics one of which is this one by John Piper. “If we don’t feel … More Is Your Soul Stuffed with Small Things?
Funny sometimes, the things that make you think of something else. I’m watching the Eagles play Tampa Bay and coming to the conclusion that if the Eagles are going to make a game of it, they will have to show some real resilience in the second half. That’s the situation for us spiritually as well. … More Resilience – Living on the Rock
A friend from a former church reminded me of a message from over twenty years ago of the life of William Borden. What an inspiring life. Borden died at 25, but O how much life he packed into those twenty five years! Maybe you don’t have time to read his biography but even the wikipedia … More William Borden of Yale
C.S. Lewis has long been one of my favorite authors and I look forward to having long conversations with him in heaven. So when I ran across this song, well, I just had to pass it along. The Artist is Brook Fraser, a New Zealander. The lyrics follow the youtube video. The first stanza is … More Finding the C.S. Lewis Song
34-35 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. (Jesus … More Finding Yourself – Don’t Look
The essential ingredient to what? Discipleship of course. The opening paragraphs of Bonhoeffer’s Life Together “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Ps. 133:1) In the following we shall consider a number of directions and precepts that the Scriptures provide us for our life together under the … More Community – the Essential Ingredient
[(Source: Wikipedia) It was constructed in c. 81 CE by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus’s official deification or consecratio and the victory of Titus together with their father, Vespasian, over the Jewish rebellion in Judaea.] One of the most well written and exhilarating history books you will ever read is Eugene Merrill’s Kingdom of Priests: A History … More We Have Surrendered Our Rights to Disagree
I’m 117 pages in to the second volume of William Manchester’s definitive biography on Winston Churchill. Manchester is writing about the period of Churchill’s being out of government favor from 1932-1940. No one wanted to listen to him. He was still a part of the Parliament but he was a “back-bencher”, not a part of … More The Catechism of Appeasement
Christmas is a great time to renew our pattern and fervor for prayer. Here’s a link to help do both. Broken by the Need for Prayer
As the verdict comes down, a prayer of lament and longing for healing and salvation modeled on Psalm 80. An offering for the Poetry Project.