Category Doctrine

Quote of the Week: Longfellow

It can be so easy to see what looks like the bad overcoming the good and to feel alone, like Elijah did in the passage below, or at least part of only a small remnant left that loves the Lord and His people. But we have to remember that God is still on His throne […]

Quote of the Week: C.S. Lewis

Who is Christ? Not just a great moral teacher, Lewis contends with sarcastic emphasis in this attention-getting statement. “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. […]

The Chastening of the Father

During my study of the book of Hebrews, I’ve been learning more about what discipline means. The kind of discipline that God our Father gives to us to purify us and cause us to “share in His holiness.” (Heb. 12:10) Read this beautiful passage from Hebrews 12, immediately following chapter 11’s list of faith-filled people of […]

Quote of the Week: A.W. Tozer

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) Recommended reading: Mr. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God. It’s a short but powerful book. Also his Knowledge of the Holy, the source of the above quote. Sometimes while reading Tozer I feel like he’s writing […]

“When the Foundations are Destroyed,” Thabiti Anyabwile

            This sermon (click for link to the video) by Mr. Thabiti Anyabwile, an exposition of Psalm 11, is one of the most encouraging and challenging sermons I’ve heard in a very long time. He preached it at a Ligonier conference in 2010, but its words seem to be targeted directly at the position of the […]

Quote of the Week: John Piper

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” […]

The Next Step: Following the Will of God

  Music blares from the little bus’s speakers, and my head is bumping against the metal pole running down the center of its roof. The ayudante whistles at the people on the street and convinces one more person to join me in standing in the center aisle of the bus. I’m watching my stuffed backpack, […]

The Law of Kindness

In King James Version, that verse reads, “the law of kindness.” How different we would sound if there was a kindness-filter on our mouths (and what we type online). James chapter 3 discusses the dangerous power of our unbridled tongues, and even says that if we can control them perfectly, we are perfect people. (Not […]

Always Learning But Never Finding the Truth

  Right now, the women in my church are doing a study based on the book of Titus. Nancy Leigh DeMoss (now Wolgemuth) and Mary Kassian teamed up to create True Woman 201: Interior Design, and the thoughts they’ve expressed in that book have inspired me to continue to dig deeper, search for wisdom from God, […]

Graduating from Youth Group

  The current studies happening in my church have made me reflect on studies I’ve done in the past for other church Sunday schools. The great majority of the classes I’ve visited have spent a lot of time on what seems to be very shallow. During college, I was in a college-aged Sunday school (because, of […]