Great quote I had to pass on: I’m not sure where I was reading. Can’t remember if it was a commentary or The Institutes or a biography, but I love this quote from John Calvin. It is reminder to my soul that there is always more to see than my first glance gives. There is … More Finding Glory in Mundane Places
While meditating on Psalm 105, some simple lines to remind my soul that there is such a thing as glory. With apologies to Rich Mullin, there is glory in every page of Scripture if we rightly discern its subject. However circuitious, the subject is always Christ. God’s glory is on display and we all need … More There is Such a Thing as Glory
My Redeemer Is Coming In the heartache of today, remember tomorrow. Jesus will keep his promise. He will keep all of them.
Honestly, sometimes I think Rich Mullins was one of the greatest gifts God gave to the church in my life time. Miss him. Miss him a lot. Just a few months before he died, 21 years ago at the age of 41 he recorded this at Wheaton College. Rich was an honest man. They are … More “We are not as strong as we think we are”
Some time back, I was involved with in a discussion with an atheist friend who tried to make the point that Christians as a group are some of the most immoral people they knew. Those weren’t the exact words but that’s a good approximation of the gist of what he said. It got me thinking. … More Why Christianity over Atheism?
Saturday Reflections Some time ago a visitor to my BLOG said that Christians were among the most immoral people they know. It got me thinking. I asked the young interlocutor, “Do you really mean that? Or is this a piece of hyperbole thrown out in frustration?” Personally, I don’t get it. Yes, I know so-called Christians … More Christianity: Still the Worlds Best Hope
Musing on a Friday Morning Downloaded the complete works of E.M. Bounds on prayer to my Kindle last week. Started reading Power Through Prayer two days ago. Nearly wrecked on every sentence. Conviction. Sorrow. Grief. But also hope, wisdom, and joy in the knowledge that God is not finished working out the life of Christ in me. … More Sometimes “I Swear there Must be Blisters on My Heart”
Wednesday is for Prayer Preaching on the Kingdom of God this month from Matthew 13. Couldn’t help but think about Rich Mullins song, The Other Side of the World. Here’s the lyrics followed by a video of Rich and the Ragamuffin Band. I miss Rich Mullins. Won’t it be great to see him again in heaven? … More Longing For the King and the Kingdom
Monday Discussion (updated) Early for worship, she, companion of 27 years [now 32 years], turns to me and says, “Want to hear a sweet phrase I found?” People are filing into their seats. Friends, brothers, and sisters in the family of God are hugging and catching up on one another’s prayers. The worship team who … More The Fringes of His Ways
The Benefits of Being a Sojourner One result of living like sojourners, bathed in the blood of the cross, and identified with the sacrifice of our Savior and desiring to emulate Him as closely as possible, will be a powerful stimulus to less homogeneity in our congregations and fewer “turf wars” over style. We will … More We are a Cross-bought People: Part 4