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
“How deeply do you feel about the ministry the Lord has called you to? If the desperate needs of those people you [are seeking to] . . . reach have never caused you to weep, you may want to go back into your prayer closet.” The God Ask, by Steve ShadrachChapter 7 I wonder.How many … More How Deeply Do You Care?
Someone once told me that I ask dangerous questions. I think they meant it as a compliment, at least that is the way I took it. I don’t know if it is always wise to ask dangeous questions or even if dangerous questions ought to be our goal. But when I read this short … More Should We Dare to Ask This Question?
I had lunch with an old friend from college today who was holding on to a broken-hearted joy. For many years, two of his children have been wandering in far countries, like prodigals aiming at pig styes. Two children who had left the fold and with it, despite all of my friend and his wife’s … More Holding on to Broken-hearted Joy
The revelation of the character of our God is all over the Bible. Psalm 15 was part of today’s meditation. Inferences from Psalm 15 concerning the character of God: That he is holy. That he is blameless. That he is truth speaker. That he does no evil. That he despises vile things. That he honors … More He is Worthy
He tells us what His delight is. He isn’t shy about telling us. 10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. Psalm 145:10-11 … More What Does the Lord Delight In?
My God, My God, why hast Thou accepted me? Haunted by lyrics that penetrate to the deepest, darkest corners of the soul. Entire album is unmeasureably great. Older, still powerful. Pray for the nation that needs revival. “Mystery Of Mercy” I am the woman at the well, I am the harlotI am the scattered seed … More All My Love Was Vinegar
What would say, if you could say nothing after you said it? For Keith Green, in 1978, it was this song. He lived to proclaim the wonder of Jesus and the Gospel of the Kingdom. The final song of NO COMPROMISE is called “Altar Call” and I think it was Keith’s attempt to say a … More Final Song
Next to the Last Song, Side BNO COMPROMISE LP, by Keith Green The next to the last song on the album is the only song not written by Keith or Melody Green. It is actually a cover of a song by Jamie Owens-Collins from the Jesus Movement era. But in Keith’s hands and heart, it … More How Does a Lover Sing?
For about 7 years, while I was on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU), I had the privilege of teaching a 2 credit graduate class on the Life of David at the Institute of Biblical Studies twice, and sometimes three times a year. It was an honor and a thrill. I think … More “To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice”