We are prone to impatience and anxiety. We are living in the midst of endless unknown scenarios. When will things be back to normal (if ever)? When will the virus subside? When will churches gather? What will happen to my job? My bank account? My school?, etc. All of these are important questions, but if … Continue reading Anxiety, Impatience, and God’s Fatherly Care
The LORD is my shepherd: I shall not want -Psalm 23:1 Dane Ortlund in the ESV Devotional Psalter: This psalm tells us that life with God means we have no lack (v.1)... But notice that David does not claim this about God when life is easy. This is how God cares for us when we … Continue reading God is With Me. Period.
Quick-Hit Doctrine: Short posts on the basics of Christian Theology. The doctrine of the sufficiency of scripture states that all we need for the knowledge of salvation and the Christian life is contained within the Bible. We do not need any new revelation from God to understand these things or to live in the way … Continue reading Quick-Hit Doctrine: The Sufficiency of Scripture
Quick-Hit Doctrine: Short posts on the basics of Christian Theology. To say that the Bible is inspired is to say that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the words of God. The Bible is not merely a description of God (though scripture does describe him), but it is the very words … Continue reading Quick-Hit Doctrine: Inspiration, Infallibility, Authority of The Bible
I love music, I love Jesus, and I love his church. I also enjoy trying to tie all of these things together. How can music help me grow in my love for Christ? How can music serve others and build up the Church? There's a number of ways to answer those questions. I have two. … Continue reading Songs For The Soul & The Church
One of the ways I've been feeding my soul during this season of world-wide suffering is by reflecting on some of the rich Hymn texts throughout church history. The saints of old had a way of thinking deeply and biblically about difficult times and the providence of God. One example of this is William Cowper's … Continue reading God Moves in A Mysterious Way | 5-Day Reading Plan
Father, Our hearts are overwhelmed with grief as we consider the senseless acts of violence in Dayton, El Paso, and Gilroy last week. The reality of the sin and brokenness of our world is on display as precious people made in your image were murdered; as families and communities are left heartbroken and confused as … Continue reading A Prayer of Lament: Dayton, El Paso, Gilroy