“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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I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

Wednesday is for Thinking Luke 1:67-80  Zacharias and His Benedictus (Blessing) There is a God, faithful and true, unblinkingly holy and righteous, who hates sin and yet is merciful and kind, indeed, whose love is described as a “lovingkindness.” He is a God who remembers all and keeps all of His promises. Zacharias has been … More I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year

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Why You Should Read the Bible Every Day

I recently ordered the first volume of the ESV Scriptural Journal. To be completely accurate, the volume that covers the pastoral epistles (1-2 Timothy and Titus). It is a very simple capitalistic improvement to the standard study Bible giving we, the reader, more space to write our own meditations and discoveries by alternating a text page … More Why You Should Read the Bible Every Day

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Beauty in Small Things

Reading with the Pastor Matthew 24, Psalm 24, and Proverbs 24 The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. —Henry Miller Give attention, close attention, to the word of God and the works of His creation. They will each become … More Beauty in Small Things

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Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

Sunday Afternoon Musings “Above all, it is not necessary that we should have any unexpected, extraordinary experiences in meditation. This can happen, but if it does not, it is not a sign that the meditation period has been useless. Not only at the beginning, but repeatedly, there will be times when we feel great spiritual dryness … More Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

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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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