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Hope in Miscarriage

I read this post through tears this morning.  We have lost at least three babies through miscarriage.  (I plan to share more on this in the next week or two.) My sisters in Christ,  even though we have experienced the sting of death, we do have hope. I pray...

Day by Day

This hymn has had a profound influence on my life ever since I was a small child. In fact, one of my earliest memories (if not my very earliest memory) was of  me sitting at my parents feet in Venezuala and hearing mom and dad sing this song during “church”...

Testimonium

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the pills…” –Malcolm Muggeridge 1962 Anyone who is familiar with the Book of Psalms understands what Muggeridge was implying in his commentary on our dependence upon medicine. The reference is to Psalm 121 in which the Psalmist recorded a song of assents...

Metamorphosis

Only begotton son of God come and cleanse this wicked heart so that you might be pleased to dwell within. Come not as the gentle Lamb of God but as the fierce Lion of Judah; who with great zeal and passion cleansed the temple. With your whip of cords drive...

The Quest for the Contemporaneous Jesus

Like many Evangelicals, I place a high importance on the historical Jesus. My hope in a future resurrection is anchored in the real historical events of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. During the end of the 19th century, conservative Christians began to address several attacks against the historicity of Jesus. This...

Thou Who Hast First Loved Us

This short prayer is from a book that I’m reading called “The Prayers of Kierkegaard”.  Kierkegaard has long been one of my favorite philosophers and theologians. My prayer is that through Kierkegaard’s words your soul might be stirred and your affections might be set on the one who has (in each and every...

The Folly of Human Enterprise

There was a time in our history when the overwhelming evidence pointed to an imminent day in which all would be well on planet Earth. We were at the height of industrialization and it appeared that humanity, by virtue of its own effort, was capable of solving any obstacle that...

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love. Sorrowing I shall...