Read Psalm 41 Read to the accompaniment of Aubre’s Gift (black bar to the right of this post) Part of the Poetry Project An attempt to write a “poetic reflection” on each of the psalms in the Psalter. Don’t think of these as high art, (that won’t be hard); but as one man’s attempt to … More If With the Poor and Rejected I Would Dwell
[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] A Midnight Devotion in the Shadow of the Cross before the Resurrection Changes Everything The Savior’s body is taken down and entombed. Adapted from the accounts of Mt 27:57-66; Mk 15:42-47; Lk … More A Midnight Devotion Before the World Changes
Meditations on Matthew 18 and Psalm 22 Read the parable of the unforgiving servant in Matthew 18:21-35. Let it sink into your soul. If the body of Christ would master just this one parable, the whole life of the church, our families, our relationships with others would be radically changed. Pray for that. Start with … More What Jesus Was Thinking on the Cross?
Palm Sunday ends. It began with a parade. It ends with a whimper. And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there. Matthew 21:17 With the last verse of the Palm Sunday text, the heart begins to move toward the cross. Jesus has come to the city 5 days before … More Palm Sunday Meditation
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”
We cannot find the Cross of Jesus if we shrink from going to the place where it is to be found, namely, the public death of the sinner. For more see: The Courage to Confess Sin—What Bonhoeffer Still Teaches Us.