Friday Findings—April 15

I Wish I Was Rich “Generosity isn’t about how much you have, but what you do with the bit you do have.” Why Hospitality Beats Entertaining “[H]ere is my advice to myself: Forego the empty pleasure of entertaining. Serve instead the high-heaped feast of hospitality, even as it has been served to you.” 3 Ways…

Jonathan Edwards… Yet Speaking

[I]f persons have the will of God concerning their actions, suggested to them by some text of Scripture suddenly brought to their minds—which text, as the words lay in the Bible before they came to their minds, related to the action and behaviour of some other person—it alters not the case. The suggestion being accompanied…

Re•view

In our journey through the “ologies,” we have covered quite a bit of ground. Theology Proper Trinity Christology Pneumatology Anthropology Hamartiology Soteriology Angelology Eschatology Bibliology Ecclesiology These are many more terms used in theology—but these are the main headings most frequently used. Before we move on to the next series, take the time to review what…

The Story We All Need to Hear

This is a lightly edited version of a letter I recently wrote to an inmate struggling with drug addiction and its consequences. I have removed his name and any details that could identify him—but the story of the gospel that he needs to hear is not one that we can repeat too often. Your story…

And I Quote—April 11

Jesus propitiated the holy wrath of God against our sin by suffering the full penalty for it in our place. Jesus does not argue our worthiness, He argues His substitution. We may not be worthy to be forgiven, but He is worthy to forgive us. J. D. Greear, Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How…

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…