A Prayer for Florence

Creator God. We know that we live in a world that is "subjected to futility"; that the very earth beneath our feet, the waters in the oceans, and the wind in the skies which were once in harmonious union with us, your image-bearers, now fight against the monstrous rebels we are.  We have defied their... Continue Reading →

Let My Words Be Few

There are two equally erroneous tendencies in prayer of which we are all guilty, and which we have all observed in others.  Incidentally we do not tend to notice these errors in ourselves, but when we observe them in others we are often greatly annoyed.  Jesus addresses these two errors in Matthew 6:5-8, just before... Continue Reading →

Michelle Wolf’s Salute to Abortion

So I just learned about the Netflix program The Break by Michelle Wolf which aired recently, in which Michelle Wolf goes on a 6 minute tirade hailing the supposed virtues of the right to abortion.  If you missed it, you can see it in this clip, but I have to warn you, it is highly offensive,... Continue Reading →

Give Me Liberty, and Give me Death

As we begin as a country to celebrate our independence, our minds are drawn to the events leading up to the Revolution.  "Give me liberty or give me death" were the iconic, and now immortal words of Patrick Henry as he swayed the Second Virginia Convention to deliver Virginian troops for the Revolutionary War.  Without... Continue Reading →

Is There Truth?

What does it mean to be human? What is our purpose in the world? How are we designed to function? These are questions that have urged on the quests of philosophy and theology for millennia. And they are powerful and important questions. We currently live in a philosophical era that denies that there really are... Continue Reading →

Wartime Walkie-Talkie

You might have missed it, but there is one more piece to the Armor of the Lord -- prayer! John Piper has called this our “wartime walkie-talkie.’ With it we call upon the Supreme Commander, the Lord Jesus Christ who has already defeated our enemy, and he comes to give us the strength and power... Continue Reading →

The Sword of the Spirit

Every piece of the armor thus far has been for defensive purposes, and now we come to our one and only offensive weapon – the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. What importance must then be placed upon the Scriptures? How vital indeed they are, not just for our spiritual welfare,... Continue Reading →

The Shield of Faith

Fiery darts! Arrows coated in pitch and ignited, launched with you as their target. They will meet their mark, but what do you have in defense? Some of you are reading this right now with an awareness of just how true this is for you today. Right now you feel like you have been under... Continue Reading →

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