Christmas Now and Once Before

Christmas Now and Once Before

Below is an article that I came across today that has so very much to say about the Christmas season and the tug that we feel from both the Bethlehem stable and the world. It was written ten years ago and originally published int he Yale News of Yale University....

With Thankful Hearts

With Thankful Hearts

One of the most destructive conflicts in European history was the Thirty Years War, fought between 1618-1648. By 1637 all the pastors of Eilenberg, Germany had either abandoned the city or died of disease, leaving a Lutheran Deacon named Martin Rinkart to care for the...

It Takes A Church

It Takes A Church

In my last blog post, I shared a quote from Eugene Peterson regarding the reasons that we are exhorted not to neglect our gathering together with our family in Christ. Recently, I have found a similar admonition while reading Alistair Begg’s recent book, Pray Big. In...

Do Not Neglect Meeting Together

Do Not Neglect Meeting Together

“And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some…” (Hebrews 10:24-25). There was a time in my life that I saw this passage as a preacher’s ploy to fill the seats of the church sanctuary....

Life Together

Life Together

“Some people have the idea that the church is a place of warning: don’t do this; be careful about that; you are in danger of this; beware of that. They see religion as a series of red lights, stopping us just when we are getting up to speed and about to arrive...