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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Affliction: How a Good God Loves His People (Sometimes)

Sunday Afternoon Musings The reformer Martin Luther described the Christian spiritual life as consisting of three primary operations under the guidance of the Spirit. In Latin, those three operations were, Oratio, Meditatio, and Tentatio – Prayer, Meditation, and Struggle/Affliction. The disciplines of prayer and meditation over the word of the living God is pretty straight … More Affliction: How a Good God Loves His People (Sometimes)

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13 Ways to Develop a Passion for the Things of God

Wednesday is for Prayer Luke 7:36-50 is one of my favorite passages of Scripture and episodes in the life of Christ. Brief recap: A Pharisee is having dinner with Jesus and becomes upset when a woman “from the street, a sinner” begins to weep, dripping tears on Jesus’s feet, bends to wipe his feet with … More 13 Ways to Develop a Passion for the Things of God

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