Category Archives: Church History

Supplements for the Weary Anxious Heart

I’ve been mulling over some things pertaining to God’s goodness and greatness, His might and mercy, His wisdom and ways.  And my need to be ever steeping in those realities. Apparently, I’m not alone in this. Case in point, the … Continue reading

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A Prayer for the New Year – Adapted from Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions

Lord God Almighty, I understand that I am unable to do anything without your help, so I ask you to enable me by your grace to fulfill your will. Give me grace to do whatever brings most glory and honor … Continue reading

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2013 Book List – Part Three

Do We Know Jesus?  Daily Insights for the Mind and Soul (Adolf Schlatter) – This was my main source of devotional reading this past year.  Schlatter (1852-1938) was a German theological professor, writer, pastor, and speaker well known in his … Continue reading

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2013 Book List – Part Two

Common Prayer:  A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro) – My wife and I have been using this in our devotionals together in the mornings.  Not that we actually do that every morning but, when we … Continue reading

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2013 Book List – Part One

As has been the case these last few years, I’ve pulled together a list of the books I’ve read over the last twelve months.  That is, books that were not related to sermon preparations and such.  Perhaps if you got … Continue reading

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Easter Reflections from Days Gone By

There are many traditions surrounding Easter, many of which have to do with bunnies, food, and pastels.  All of which, in itself, is fine and fun.  But there are also words, words of greeting that go back some centuries.  “Christ … Continue reading

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William Wilberforce – A Model of Perservering Endurance

How could we begin to describe a man like William Wilberforce?  Certainly as an English politician and a generous philanthropist.  But most especially, history knows him as a key leader in the 18th and 19th century movement to abolish the … Continue reading

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