Friday Findings—April 8

Should We Miss Our Church Graveyards? “Did we lose something important, maybe even something biblical, when we paved over our graveyards? The church graveyard might serve to remind us of something that we as contemporary evangelical Christians, with all our flash and verve, seem to forget too often these days. We are going to die.”…

Anne Steele… Yet Speaking

The Excellency of the Holy Scriptures I. Father of mercies, in thy word What endless glory shines; For ever be thy name ador’d For these celestial lines. II. Here, mines of heav’nly wealth disclose Their bright, unbounded store : The glitt’ring gem no longer glows, And India boasts no more. III. Here, may the wretched…

Ec•cle•si•ol•o•gy

Ecclesiology, coming from the Greek words ecclesia (meaning assembly) and logos, (meaning word), is the study of the doctrine of the Church. While the perfect body of Christ, comprising all that have been or will be redeemed through union with Him, is yet to be fully assembled, particular local churches are even now called to…

Seeing the Stumbling Blocks

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.—Psalm 119:65 What does this verse mean? Does it really promise that, if we only love the law of God enough, nothing will ever frustrate or offend us? I’ve heard that said—seriously or in jest, often by someone who was at the same…

God’s Smuggler | Part One

Introduction The “Book of the Month” for April will be God’s Smuggler by Anne van der Bijl (better known as Brother Andrew) and John and Elizabeth Sherrill. As a child, this was one of my favorite books—an true story more thrilling than any novel, full of examples of the power of God and the value…

Respectable Sins | Part Five

Quotes [T]he serious of the sin of judgmentalism is not so much that I judge my brother as that in so doing I assume the role of God.—pg 144 Envy is the painful and oftentimes resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by someone else… But we don’t just envy people in general. Usually, there are…

Friday Findings—April 1

Can I Ask a Dumb Question? “We ought to learn from Jesus the value of extending grace to people to say things that sound outrageous to our ears. We have to be patient and kind and forgiving. We have to be realistic. Before we expect people to say things that are wise, we first need…