How angels respond to worship: And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep […]
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Going through my inbox, here are 5 more books I’ve just bought or been sent that I’m looking forward to: 1.Fast Living: How the Church Will End Extreme Poverty I believe along with Scott Todd that we can end extreme poverty in our generation. Further, I think there is firm biblical basis in Deuteronomy 15 […]
Justin Taylor Ed Stetzer Doug Wilson in Christianity Today And the New York Times obituary.
A great, brief post by Tony Reinke.
You have to be mindful of God in the good that you do. “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good” (1 Peter 4:19). “For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly” (1 Peter 2:19). “Let […]
In writing my book, I actually ended up laying the groundwork for about 4 other books as well. I didn’t set out to do that, but I found that seeing the things I wanted to say over the next few years from the perspective of the whole enabled me to make this book better. Thus, […]
I dusted off again recently Herman Witsius’s excellent essay “On the Character of a True Theologian.” As you can tell from the title, his emphasis is that a theologian is first a person of character, who loves God and believes what he teaches. Here’s one of the best paragraphs: By a theologian, I mean one […]
Sinclair Ferguson’s observations here from John Owen on the Christian Life are full of incredible insight. The quotes are from Owen: Every Christian lives by faith. The Christian character is not recognized by the degree of faith, but by its presence. The growth of character will, however, inevitably be related to and dependent on the […]
Toward the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the law and the prophets. (Matthew 7:12) I love that. The entire Old Testament is summed up in a single principle, and the principle is exciting: be […]
Gene Veith, in his article Our Calling and God’s Glory: Christian’s preoccupied with their families, struggling to make ends meet, living their mundane lives “are all in a state of holiness,” according to Luther, “living holy lives before God.” Read the whole thing.