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Prayer (I) by George Herbert

One of the most powerful pictures of prayer in poetry comes from George Herbert’s stunning poem “Prayer (I).” Herbert (1593-1633) was a poet, preacher, and pastor in the Church of England, serving as the rector of the parish of… 176 more words

Books And Quotations

God Is the Prize of the Gospel - Explaining a Sixth Sola

John Piper:

For five hundred years, Christians in the lineage of the Reformation — that is, Protestant Christians who love the Bible and are bent on seeing the gospel for all that it is — have described the gospel in terms of five solas, which is the Latin word for  652 more words

John Piper

Roundup: Jewish mosaics; New Psalm Contest; revising hymns; tree-inspired chapel; and more

I will be going on vacation soon and will be mostly unplugged, so you will notice less frequent blog posts for a few weeks. I’ll cue up some Artful Devotions to correspond with a select lectionary reading for each week while I’m gone but probably won’t be posting the links to the blog’s… 726 more words

Visual Art

What Colorado Has To Do With Your Bible

In 1997, evangelical leaders met in Colorado Springs to debate the use of gender-neutral/gender-inclusive language in Bible translations.

“Over the past two months evangelical leaders have engaged in a serious debate concerning the use of gender-inclusive language in English Bible translation. 1,184 more words


Hope and More Hope!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  446 more words

Some Pushback to What Owen Strachan Says About Doubt

Owen Strachan at his blog wrote a piece that talked about how doubt is wrong. Its a response to something Steven Furtick preached. I am not a fan of Furtick but I have deep concerns about what Strachan says. 2,707 more words

Evangelical Issues

Considering Fading Flesh and Flourishing Faith

I’m getting older.

Last week I sat at a funeral and pondered the fact that soon we’ll begin burying our parents. I’m on high blood pressure medicine and trying to avoid medicine for cholesterol. 630 more words