The Trivialization of God (and the Church)

“Visit a church on Sunday morning—almost any will do—and you will likely find a congregation comfortably relating to a deity who fits nicely within precise doctrinal positions, or who lends almighty support to social crusades, or who conforms to individual spiritual experiences. But you will not likely find much awe or sense of mystery. The … More The Trivialization of God (and the Church)

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What Glories are You Failing to See?

There are portions of Scripture that are almost never preached, read, meditated upon, or memorized. They are almost completely ignored. Eyes might roll over them in some year-long reading plan, but that’s it. Their truths are left packed away, unappreciated, and unrecognized, like pieces of luggage we carry around but never open. I suspect that … More What Glories are You Failing to See?

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All the Purposes of God are Centered in Christ

Saturday is for Devotion I am rereading one of the best and most influential books of the 1970’s-1990’s. J.I. Packer’s Knowing God was Christianity Today’s book of the year in 1973. In 1981, I had the privilege of taking Dr. Packer to the Ontario, California airport and an uninterrupted 40 minute conversation over the book … More All the Purposes of God are Centered in Christ

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The Practical Atheism of Disobedience

Another gem from the offerings of Kairos Journal This comes from a previous generation (many previous generations ago) and requires a slow reading. Think on Charnock’s words. He is wise and he writes to make us wise and holy–two things that God desires and we need. Practical Atheism—Stephen Charnock (1628 – 1680) Educated at Emmanuel … More The Practical Atheism of Disobedience

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