Monthly Archives: September 2010

Psalms and the Drama of Prayer

Here, Eugene Peterson explains the power and significance of the Psalms that was undermined by the work of OT scholars who denied the historicity and inerrancy of the Bible. Prayer is “at the center of the action” in the Christian … Continue reading

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Sunday Night

It’s Sunday night. Maybe everything went just right this morning. Maybe everything fell apart. Jesus loves you just the same, either way, and God will never, never condemn you because of Christ. Let’s rest in that grace tonight. “We are, … Continue reading

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The Value of Reading Scripture in Worship

After a recent conversation with a brother about the importance of public Scripture readings during gathered worship, I was reminded of a quote from J.C. Ryle, a bishop in the nineteenth century Anglican church: “There is nothing in the public … Continue reading

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Sinclair Ferguson on Pastoral Ministry

Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is the Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, as well as professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary. He is one of my very favorite living preachers and writers; I always come away from … Continue reading

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The Pastor as Minor Poet

Just the other weekend, I read M. Craig Barnes’ The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in Ministerial Life (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009). While there are some areas in which I would disagree with Barnes (such as the ordination … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Business

“Business is not an activity where you try to get and keep all the money you can, though some foolish people work that way. For the Christian, business is the exchange of goods and services to meet needs and to … Continue reading

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Abram the Evangelist?

I may not always agree with him, but James B. Jordan’s reflections on Scripture are always stimulating. Here, he suggests that Abram was doing the work of an “evangelist” as he sojurned in the land of Canaan . . . … Continue reading

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