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Ezra the Reformer

While James takes a look back at some of the gentle reformers of church history, like J.G. Vos, I thought I would reach back a bit further and look at some Old Testament examples of reform and reformers.  There are many such examples from which we can find great encouragement and instruction.  Today, we’ll take […]

A Time for Every Purpose

On Monday I spoke at my grandmother’s funeral, which was more difficult than I ever anticipated.  She was 94 and had been declining in her health for some time, so her passing was not unexpected.  Still, no amount of expectation truly prepares you for the sadness of losing a loved one, in this case, a […]

Musings on Gentleness

Jared’s confession about his journey to gentleness got me thinking, but before I follow that path let me just say:  the Jared I know is a big softie and wouldn’t be harsh to a flea♥  And this: I’m delighted to be a part of this blog and share some space with guys who I think […]


Psalm 74 is much like the book of Lamentations; it is a mournful prayer for relief that is set against the background of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC. And like the book of Lamentations, there is a point at which tears give way to praise, and the merciful nature of God, once […]

Life and Death in the Psalms

There are several curious verses in the Psalms that seem to hold out no prospect of eternal life or any kind of afterlife.  For example:  Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise thee?Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness in destruction?  Shall thy wonders be […]

Webinar on Covenant Baptism

Hi folks.  Lately I’ve been working on notes for a “webinar” I’m doing on the subject of Covenant Baptism in the context of the Great Commission.  I thought I’d post some details here in case anyone is interested in the topic.  I’ll be talking a little about the Great Commission in general, but then focus […]