Recent Commentaries

Commentaries are at the heart of the expository preacher’s reading schedule. Commentaries multiply like rabbits, but they do so because (unlike rabbits) they are needed and scholarship continues to flourish. A commentary that is ten years old now seems dated, and that means pastors are trying to keep up their library by adding the best [Read More...]

Now Brewing: Ruta Maya

When we were down in Katy Texas, Marlin Fenn introduced me to Ruta Maya coffee, and he was kind enough to send me a bag of beans. Organic, medium roast — and very good. The coffee company is out of Austin Texas, and they are committed to “fair” trade and helping out the farmers of [Read More...]

On Picking a Church

Let’s say you move into a new community, one in which you know no one other than a person or two with whom you will be working your day job, and you are left to your own devices to pick a church.  What criteria would you use? In reading Todd Hunter, Giving Church Another Chance: [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus [Read More...]


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