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Reflection 2.15.17

The crisis in the U.S. Church has almost nothing to do with being liberal or conservative; it has everything to do with giving up on the faith and discipline of our Christian baptism and settling for a common, generic U.S. 20 more words


Preaching the startling news

So, if part of the saving work of the gospel is to startle us into a new perception of the world (see my two previous posts), then what should the aim of preaching be? 875 more words

Psalm 108 - Steel in the Meat Grinder

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Today’s PassagePsalm 108

For the first time since Psalm 103, we have a psalm whose author identifies himself: it’s David. 352 more words


Psalm 100 - Happy Thanksgiving

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Today’s PassagePsalm 100

It is with tongue in cheek that I encourage you to extoll my virtues in the caption for today’s photo. 465 more words



In late November 1992 Queen Elizabeth gave a speech marking the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Famously she described the year as her “annus horribilis,” a horrible year. 335 more words


Why Sabbath?

Remember the Sabbath day and treat it as holy. Six days you may work and do all your tasks, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. 636 more words

Biblical Meditation