“It is God Himself that Nourishes the Soul”

The poverty of evangelical reflection, the shallowness of our deepest thoughts about God is becoming the achillies heal of our witness in the world. Our deepest thoughts about God barely skim the surface of the reality of who God is and what He has revealed about Himself in His word.  And it is killing us. … More “It is God Himself that Nourishes the Soul”

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Curated for Thought

Curated Content to Encourage Thinking Back by popular demand. I am going to start curating content and supplying links from my reading again after a three year hiatus. Many have asked me to continue but it was Mark Smith that was the “last straw” tipping the scales.  These weekend links, books and blog reviews do … More Curated for Thought

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“Why We Sing”

Here’s an article I had to pass on. Every church I have ever been in, the ones I was the pastor of, the ones I was preaching at, the ones I was just passing through on my way to someplace else, EVERY single one wished they had more. More vocalists. More bass players. More guitars. More … More “Why We Sing”

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A Church History Meditation on the “Foolishness of the Gospel”

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 For a number of years, I have been reading early church history and looking for particular summaries of the gospel. One year I found this beautiful statement by Melito of Sardis … More A Church History Meditation on the “Foolishness of the Gospel”

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Let’s Remember that We are ALL Sinners

Sunday Reflections Let’s Remember that We are ALL Sinners It won’t be popular. It won’t make you popular. It won’t make your life easy. It won’t make you assertive about your “rights.” It won’t chase your depression away with “happy thoughts.” But it will remind you of forgiveness. It will remind you of grace. It … More Let’s Remember that We are ALL Sinners

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Simplicity and Prayer

Friday is for Heart Songs Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom, by Carl Trueman (Crossway, 2015) First, when I feel that I have become cool and joyless in prayer because of other tasks or thoughts (for the flesh and the devil always impede and obstruct prayer), I take my little psalter, hurry to … More Simplicity and Prayer

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Worship: “Sing, My Tongue, The Saviour’s Battle”

Wednesday is for Worship As an undergrad, I was an ancient history major, focused on Greece and Rome with a minor in ancient Greek language. I love history and I love exploring the past for gems that speak across the centuries about the wonder of Christ. Venantius Fortunatus was a bishop in Poitiers France around … More Worship: “Sing, My Tongue, The Saviour’s Battle”

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