Two weeks ago I had the privilege of being present at the chapel service of Geneva College. I would like to report on my experience there. Each person entering Metheny Fieldhouse was given a program that had the service printed in it. The theme printed on the front of the program was thoughtfully woven into the […]
Though difficult to grant, the concept of forgiveness seems simple enough. A debt removed and a relationship restored. Yet because of such things as failing to see the mercy of God fully in Christ’s cross work; measuring the sin of others on a different scale than our own; going through an awful, abusive circumstance; or […]
The Bible repeatedly urges us to meditate continually on God’s Law, meaning primarily its first five books (see Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3; 119:97-100 for examples). Yet many modern Christians not only fail to do so but would consider this to be a detrimental practice. Taking the Pauline phrase “we are not under law but under […]
Walking down the long hospital hallway, I approached the room in the emergency area where they had told me she would be found. As I came near the door, I found a security guard sitting there. He looked at me with sympathy as I identified myself and, with a warning and sad shaking of his […]
On Tim Challies’ website I learned of the story of Johnny Farese, who went to be with the Lord this week. Take less than eight minutes and listen to the power of the Lord Jesus Christ shine through his weakness. http://vimeo.com/18537661 You can read and learn more of Johnny’s life here.
As I near the end of grading by wading through student papers on worship, I have enjoyed learning or re-learning as well. Here are a few gleanings to share with you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On communion, one student emphasized the importance of being physically present ourselves at communion, as taking part of the sacrament in the flesh […]
Perhaps it is because I am preaching less regularly now. Or maybe it is because I feel more acutely my own spiritual impotence. Then again it may be due to my age and the sense of how time is passing more quickly. Or does it come from a covetousness over reports I hear in other […]
Having moved eight months ago (Can it be that long?), our family has dealt with many changes. As I have chronicled before (here, here, here, and here), everything seems like it has been in transition. Home, job, school, church, children’s marriages, and parental death are some of the major changes we have gone through. However, it is not […]
In addition to Jared’s post encouraging us to see if our spiritual clothing is appropriate for worship, there have been several other recent articles on the subject of worship that are quite helpful. Last week Carl Trueman shared one of the most popular articles he has written – one that even years later people correspond with […]
…and hear the scratchy voice of former gold medalist Scott Hamilton commenting on ice skating, why not take a few moments to hear his testimony regarding how cancer and a brain tumor were used in his life? You can watch and listen here at I Am Second.