And on the First Day

And on the <Seventh> First Day

Jan 14, 2013

  It always amazes me how self-centered we can be. We look at the universe, the majesty of the heavens, the glory of the moon and the stars, the brightness and warmth of the sun, the incredible diversity that we see as we travel from one area of our nation to the other, and we take it all for granted. We fail to see how all of this and more is a gift from...

Advent Readings for 2012

Advent Readings for 2012

Nov 28, 2012

  This coming Sunday, December 2, marks the first Sunday in the season of Advent, which marks the beginning of the Christian calendar. It is the four week period that precedes the day set aside to acknowledge Jesus’ incarnation (December 25). In these four weeks, many Protestants historically have used this time to ponder the wonder of what we read in...

God’s Grace Fills Empty Vessels

God’s Grace Fills Empty Vessels

Jan 10, 2011

As the father of ten children who desires to bring up his arrows in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, I believe in family worship. Over the years, we have adopted different reading methods to instill in their hearts a love for Jesus. One of these methods has been the daily dose of Proverbs. Since the Book of Proverbs is composed of 31 chapters, each day we...

Stop Singing Solo

Stop Singing Solo

Aug 30, 2010

I have too often heard the modern refrain, “No creed but Christ, no law but love.” This relatively simple platitude is viewed by many as a spiritually deep proclamation of their commitment to the historic and profound battle cry of the Reformation, Sola Scriptura. Adherents to this catchphrase are not just those who would align themselves with the emergent...