Tag Archives: Meditation

The Theater of God’s Glory

This world we live in is not simply the backdrop for our lives, like a movie set in Hollywood. The created universe is the theater of the glory of the Triune God. It is easy to live a divided, compartmentalized … Continue reading

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A Psalm for the Aging Saint

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. Psalm 71:9 We do not know the author of this psalm, but we know that he is in the twilight of … Continue reading

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Homesick: The Beauty of Bygone Grace, the Value of a Place, and the Eternity in the Heart of Man

I am writing this, not from my home of four months in Curve, TN, but from the familiar window seat at the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies at Union University. I chose this seat for my studies often during my … Continue reading

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He Must Be Disciplined: Meditation on Titus 1:8

I have been planning for weeks now to write a new meditation on the qualifications for elders in Titus 1, but I keep putting it off. The reason for this is simple: shame over my failure. The qulaification I have been … Continue reading

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He Must Not Be Violent: Meditation on Titus 1:7b

He must not be violent . . .  No quick-tempered men can be appointed as elders in the Christian church. Much like the prohibition on arrogance, the implications for this qualification are sobering. Any man who has a consistently short … Continue reading

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He Must Not Be Greedy for Gain: Meditation on Titus 1:7b

He must not be greedy for gain. . . Paul says ministry for “shameful gain” is a mark of the false teachers in Crete just a few verses down. For there are many who are insubordinate, empty-talkers and deceivers, especially in the … Continue reading

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He Must Not Be Arrogant: A Meditation on Titus 1:7b

He must not be arrogant . . . When Paul says that an elder must not be a drunkard  in the same verse, probably no one is all that shocked. This is a pretty reasonable standard for someone in Christian ministry: to … Continue reading

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