Corporate Prayer – Joy

Corporate Prayer – Joy

2 min to read We enjoyed a rich morning of worship around our King of Joy! Since our corporate prayer was so filled with bright hope, I wanted to send it out. We would all do well to review this prayer throughout the week, continuing to keep its abundant joy at the front of our minds. The puritans get an inaccurate rap as sour people who were too focused on holiness to be happy and glad in life. But …

2021 Book Awards

2021 Book Awards

< 1 minute The Gospel Coalition just released their 2021 Book Awards winners. This list gives us a great way to choose our next reads. Not only does the post show which books won in various categories, but the post also lists honorable mentions. So lots of great books to choose from. TGS 2021 Book Awards Results

WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/14/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/14/21)

6 min to read Thanks subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next for you? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1The Bible Speaks Today (Commentary Series) – ed. J.A. Motyer and John Stott Pastors and Bible study preppers, I have long loved and used these commentaries. They bring pastoral wisdom and academic precision together. I preach through books of the Bible as a habit, almost all the time in my church, and so I really value …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/7/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (5/7/21)

8 min to read Thanks subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next for you? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1The Marrow of Modern Divinity – by Edward Fisher I posted about this book yesterday. Near the top of my list, this book helps me understand the relationship between the Law and the Gospel. Edward Fisher was an ordinary guy in a church, wanting to better understand the Christian life. He wrote this book, and then …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/30/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/30/21)

10 min to read Thanks again for subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next for you? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been – by Jackie Hill Perry Every book tells a story. But not every story captivates the same way. The story of Jackie Hill Perry captivates for many reasons, but most of all because of God’s grace. Like all …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/23/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/23/21)

7 min to read Thanks again for subscribing and reading! Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1Providence – by John Piper Here’s a big, honk’n book I recently started. It’ll take a while to get through it. This dude is 752 pages long. Whoa! With any long book, the question of stewardship looms large. But I can’t imagine a better topic, or a better author to read for almost 800 page turns. …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/16/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/16/21)

8 min to read For this WRN update, I’ll share some books which were highlighted at The Gospel Coalition conference this week (and some others). Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1How to Reach the West Again: Six Essential Elements of a Missionary Encounter – by Timothy Keller Christianity is growing beautifully in many parts of the world. Yet many people are concerned about Christianity’s decline in western parts. The Church must …

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/9/21)

WHAT TO READ NEXT (4/9/21)

6 min to read Here we go! You’re reading the first edition of this little, weekly email update. I spend a lot of time reading books and articles, so I thought it cool to put some good ones into a weekly update. Behold — books and articles with links. What’s next? BOOKS TO READ BOOK #1I Still Do: Growing Closer and Stronger through Life’s Defining Moments – by Dave Harvey In 2008 I read When Sinner’s Say “I Do,” …

THE HOUND OF HEAVEN

THE HOUND OF HEAVEN

4 min to read A poem titled “The Hound of Heaven” influenced G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien, and lots of other people with famous dotted initials. The poem pictures the Lord as a relentless hound hunting for His people. Though they run and hide, His gracious pursuit wins in the end. “The Hound of Heaven” I fled Him down the nights and down the days I fled Him down the arches of the years I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways Of …

WHY DOES THIS STUFF KEEP HAPPENING?

2 min to read We find ourselves asking this question more and more. Sometimes, the losses and crosses of a hard life seem to mount and grow. Unrelenting troubles crash on our shores over and over again. And we ask (perhaps in exasperation), Why does this stuff keep happening? We can find in Scripture many answers to this question. In fact, I found one today and it brought me a lot of encouragement. Listen to this: For all things …