Amazing Grace in Deep Despair
The Rare Friendship of Newton and Cowper
Feb 1, 2024
Of the many surprising stories behind John Newton’s hymn “Amazing Grace,” one of the most poignant follows Newton’s friendship with the troubled poet William Cowper.
The Life of God in the Soul of Man
A Reader’s Guide to a Christian Classic
Feb 25, 2023
What is the essence of true Christianity? Learn from a short classic book by a young seventeenth-century pastor, Henry Scougal.
The Daring Idea of Small Groups
A Short History of a Common Ministry
Feb 11, 2022
Over the last few centuries, the presence or absence of genuine spiritual life often could be discerned by the presence or absence of a structure we usually take for granted: the small group.
Singing to the Risen Son
A History of Christian Hymns
Oct 20, 2020
The hymns of the church throughout the ages tell a story much larger than song. In the history of hymns, we find a miniature history of Christian spirituality.
Was He Too Prone to Wander?
Robert Robinson (1735–1790)
Jun 16, 2019
Some think that Robert Robinson, who wrote the line, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,” did in fact wander from Jesus by the end of his life. Did he?
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Your Job Is Not Your Savior
Apr 21, 2015
Sabbath is not only a principle for rest, but the context from which we live. We work and play and have our being from the grace of rest in God.
Ask Pastor John
Apr 20, 2015
In a digital age, a constant barrage of information can crowd out what matters most. Maybe we could all benefit from a break every once in a while.
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