Knowing the Nature of Your Evil
It is important that we know the nature of the evil in our hearts.
Do you think the essence of your evil is disobeying commandments? That’s a good start. But it’s not the essence of our evil. Commands simply name…Continue Reading
Was Jesus a Lonely Child?
“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah 53:3).
We know very little about Jesus’ childhood. But as I’ve been meditating recently on what it must have been like growing up having…
Choose! Life or Limbs?
If you have two functional legs, imagine life without them.... Imagine life without them.... Imagine that your legs are gone so that you can have life.
That’s the story of my cousin, Mal. He was in a coma, almost dead,…Continue Reading
The Wickedness of Bribery and the Hope of the Gospel
Last Thursday two judges pleaded guilty in Philadelphia to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention center in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences.
Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan admitted that for…Continue Reading
A Love Poem of Hope
A Love Poem of Hope
in Seven Languages
for my wife Noël
Valentines Day, 2009
My love, come listen as I seek
With seven tongues, and hope, on your
Sweet soul to let our Sovereign speak:
Je suis avec vous…
Valentines from Jonathan Edwards and Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Admiring and Disillusioned, I Turn from Lincoln to Jesus
This is a word of thanks for Abraham Lincoln in spite and because of his imperfections on his 200th birthday.
Two years before Lincoln became our 16th President he debated Stephen Douglas in pursuit of the Illinois U. S. Senate…Continue Reading
Thank You, Yale, For This Gift
Today, 280 years ago, Solomon Stoddard, Jonathan Edwards’ grandfather, died. He had been pastor of the church in Northampton, MA for 60 years.
Jonathan had been his assistant for two years. Now he was the sole pastor. From this position,…Continue Reading
Your Father Knows What You Need
Jesus wants his followers to be free from worry. In Matthew 6:25-34 he gives at least seven arguments designed to take away our anxiety.
One of them lists food and drink and clothing, and then says, “Your heavenly Father knows…Continue Reading