Archives for June 2013

Mary DeMuth: “I gave my reputation to Jesus”

Source So I stopped talking, trying to convince her of my innocence. I cried instead. I gave my reputation to Jesus to manage, as I’m not so great at doing that task. I remember the release I felt when I realized this truth about God: He sees. He sees my heart. He sees my motives (and [Read More…]

God Speaks in Life’s Silences, by Jason Micheli

God Speaks in Life’s Silences- 1 Kings 19  It’s called a theophany. At least that’s what the biblical scholars call it. Theophany: ‘a public presentation of God’s immediacy’ is how my bible dictionary puts it. Theophany- as in, the LIGHT that strikes the apostle Paul blind on the road to Damascus. As in the VOICE that tears [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and [Read More…]

Where’s Waldo David Fitch?

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Saturday Book Review: James D. Bratt

A repost of what we posted Tuesday, just in case you didn’t see it. That post fits in this slot too. It would as easy to exaggerate his influence as it is for some to ignore his influence, but at least a major voice behind all of evangelical political action — from Francis Schaeffer and [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, June 29, 2013

Supermoon … Quote of the week, from John Wertheim about Wimbledon’s historic Nadal first round loss: “When the score [of Nadal’s loss] was shown during Andy Murray’s simultaneous match, the Centre Court crowd gasped collectively as though someone had used the wrong fork.” Andy Crouch, post of the week: “There is one other consistent position [Read More…]

Michele Cushatt, On Letters of Rejection

So you want to be a writer … are you ready for the rejection? Can you learn from it? Michele says Yes. It’d been six years since I first started writing. Finally, after thousands of hours spent learning, creating, and rewriting, I believed my time had come. My bookwould be published. Only that’s not what happened. Within [Read More…]

The Pastor’s Family: Daughters Speaking

By John Frye It’s telling that a book is titled Life in a Glass House: The Minister’s Family and the Local Congregation. A glass house. I asked my daughters to write the pros and cons of growing up in a pastor’s family. One of my daughter’s wrote this as a con: “Scrutiny. It seems that [Read More…]

The Serpent was Right

One of the more unusual features of Genesis 2–3 is this: 1. God tells Adam that on the day Adam eats of the tree he will surely die. Genesis 2:17: “for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” NET: “for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die.” 2. [Read More…]

History of Smoking: Good Info here

History of Smoking infographic [Read more…]