Monthly Archives: May 2009

Finally Alive by John Piper

Finally Alive by John Piper (Christian Focus: 2009, 192 pp) I was so happy to hear that John Piper had written this book. I am convinced that much of the confusion about salvation taking place in my context because of … Continue reading

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Bridges on Prayerful Private Bible Study

“This habit of living in the element of the Scriptures is invaluable. To be filled from this Divine treasury; to have large portions of the word daily passing through the mind; gives us a firmer grasp and a more suitable … Continue reading

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Meditation on Psalm 21:1-7

On this 21st day of May, Psalm 21 is one of the five “psalms of the day” (alongside 51, 81, 111, and 141). I used Psalm 21 to guide my private prayer this morning, and was struck by the rich … Continue reading

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Goldsworthy on Wisdom and Folly in Proverbs

Proverbs defines goodness in terms that are wider than morality and ethics. It is the order that underlies the creation. When God made the heavens and the earth and everything in them he made them in relation to one another, … Continue reading

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Nothing like a Little Liberalism . . .

In preparation for an upcoming course in Baptist History, I have been reading through Dr. Tom Nettles’ The Baptists: Key People Involved in Forming a Baptist Identity (3 volumes). As I mentioned previously, reading the accounts of the earliest pastor-theologians … Continue reading

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Wednesday Night Wisdom: Some Reliable Guides through the Book of Proverbs

We observe the very familiar “Wednesday night prayer meeting” at my church, and try to dedicate half our time to corporate prayer, and half to a brief study or meditation on God’s Word. Because I find it so much less … Continue reading

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Three Lessons Learned from Baptist History

All blogging has been put on hold the last few weeks since I received the syllabus for my History of the Baptists class coming up the first week in June. The reading requirement is pretty stout, so I have had … Continue reading

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