Purpose and Security

    05.18.21 | Coffee Stained Notebook | by John Jones

    In perusing my database to re-read some of my favorite John Betjeman poems, one in particular stood out to me: "Variation on a Theme by Newbolt." It struck my attention because of a recent midweek talk delivered by William Taylor. 

      "Said I, to myself," said I.

      05.13.21 | Discipleship | by Jeremiah Hill

      This month we celebrate a season of graduation at our church, as several of our young people are graduating high school, college, or other programs. With that in mind, here are a few points of encouragement I would make to a younger version of...

        No More Generational Arguing

        05.13.21 | Coffee Stained Notebook | by John Jones

        I think First Things author and Villanova professor, James Mathew Wilson, misses this point (alas), but it doesn’t matter. By way of personal testimony, he is very aware of how the Gen Xer works. He certainly knows how his (and my) generation...

          Coffee as More Than Diversion

          05.07.21 | Coffee Stained Notebook | by John Jones

          James Harper invented and hosts Filter Stories, a documentary podcast themed by coffee. While I don’t agree with every conclusion he draws from the historical evidence, James’ series, A History of Coffee, is really terrific.

            Cry Out! Sing Out!

            05.06.21 | Shepherding | by Jake Bennett

            “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16 There can be no...

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