Our Messy Brokenness

Posted by Jake Bennett on

“Blessed be my rich Lord Jesus, who sendeth not away beggars from his house with a toom [empty] dish. He filleth the vessels of such as will come and seek. We might beg ourselves rich (if we were wise), if we could but hold out our withered hands to Christ, and learn to suit and seek, ask...

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Tags: suffering, comfort, brokenness, jake bennett

Book Recommendations

Posted by Dan Steere on

Book Recommendations  Books of all kinds are, for me, a source of delight, books both old and new. Many age-old Christian authors have impacted my theological perspectives and have served as wise counselors. I occasionally joke that some of my best friends have been dead for over 400...

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Tags: book, recommendations, dan steere

Home

Posted by Eric Mullinax on

I’ve been thinking about “home”. Several things seem to be prompting these thoughts: recently reconnecting with life-long friends in planning our 50th High School Graduation Reunion, yesterday’s conversation with my 95 year old Aunt Martha (the only living sibling of my...

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Tags: eric mullinax, home, longing, ruth

The Gospel of Luke - Introduction

Posted by Jake Bennett on

Have you ever been astonished by the Lord Jesus? I must admit there are times when I am in complete awe of our Savior. Most of the time, I'm seeking to listen or serve Him, not really in great awe of Him. When I'm confused, I want a quick, easy answer that makes sense in my mind. My mind wants...

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Tags: bible, luke

Everything's New; Nothing's New

Posted by Jake Bennett on

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1.9  This verse from Ecclesiastes was something of a theme verse during my time studying computer science at Covenant College. One of my professors...

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Tags: change, new, jake bennett

Faith and Hope

Posted by Eric Mullinax on

My original pick to win the March Madness national basketball tournament has managed to advance to the final game. As I write, it’s 12 hours until tip-off for the Monday, April 8, evening championship contest. “Think your team is going to win it all?” asked a fellow round-ball...

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Tags: basketball, faith, hope, eric mullinax

Imitation

Posted by John Jones on

If something is an imitation, it isn’t as valuable, right? The off-white, naugahyde handbag with LV splashed on the side will never impress. The Rolex with a jerky second hand, well, don’t even try. Surimi paste, though made with real Alaskan Pollock, will never be real crab. A...

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Tags: 9, imitation, 2 thes. 3.7

The Chief End of Man

Posted by Jeremiah Hill on

Question: What is the chief end of man? Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever. (Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q. 1) Those of you who know me well, already know I have been studying for ordination exams in our denomination, The Presbyterian Church in America...

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Tags: jeremiah hill, westminster shorter catechism

Time for iSermons?

Posted by John Jones on

 In my limited experience, many preachers, and many who teach preaching in American seminaries, are under duress. The reason for panic is the cultural transformation taking place before our eyes as Millennials (those born in the early 1980s to mid-90s) advance in the world, almost...

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Flurry

Posted by John Jones on

For the past several months, I have been reading (and rereading) a very short book called Reset: Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture by David Murray. This book shows how to apply the spiritual habits God has provided for us in the Bible. The author may sound familiar because many of...

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Tags: devotional, meditation, spiritual habits

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