August 14, 2018

Below are a number of links to posts addressing the recent Revoice conference that took place in St. Louis, MO. I commend them to your reading: CREC Statement on Sexuality by Virgil Hurt, Presiding Minister of the CREC Revoice: Sliding into Heresy by Dr. Peter Jones A Time to Stand: Revoice and …

January 10, 2017

While Edmund Burke was writing in a specific context and to a specific subject in his Reflections on the Revolution in France, the following insight certainly imparts wisdom to the church in her ministry to the world (pastors and laymen alike), and rightly challenges the tendency toward a …

October 19, 2016

I have decided to simplify my thinking for the upcoming election, so perhaps this will be helpful to others. Paul writes in his first letter to Timothy: Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in …

Today’s news headlines are overwhelming, depressing, and anxiety-inducing. Heeding Paul’s admonition for our anxieties to drive us to pray (Phil. 4:6), let us do so: O God, who art the Hope of all the ends of the earth, the God of the spirits of all flesh: We beseech Thee to hear our humble …

June 15, 2016

At St. Mark we sing the Psalms, and within the last year have started chanting them. The Psalms are a regular part of the weekly liturgy, and should be for all churches. The Psalms are God’s prayer book; they are the Psalms of Jesus our king, and although Jesus taught the disciples to pray when …

The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might us their hands to do evil. – Psalm 125:3 “…we are here warned that the the guardianship of God does not secure us from being sometimes exercised with the cross and afflictions, and …

For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity – Psalm 122:9 “If the salvation of our brothers is regarded by us as an object of importance, if religion is with us a matter of heart-work, we ought, at the same time, as much as in us lies, to take an interest in the …

January 22, 2016

If they shall have no dominion over me, then I shall be without spot, and I shall be cleansed from great sin. – Psalm 19:13 “It was because of this vice, because of this enormous sin of pride, that God came in humility. This enormous sin, this monstrous disease of souls, was the very thing …

In the foreword to his book, Planetary Service, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy observed: Every religion is characterized solely by its type of sacrifice. There are all sorts of human sacrifices, as well as sacrifices of animals, of money, of time, and of sanity. And the only religion which would be …

July 30, 2015

I have a brother who is three years older than me. On the day that I was born, Dr. Green declared to my mother, “It’s another boy.” Earlier today I watched this video clip in which a similar announcement is made, but in a completely different context. Instead of the celebration of a birth, it …

Whether you are a new father to a daughter or have years of experience in that role, Strong Father’s, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker is a valuable read that I cannot recommend highly enough. Drawing together the experience she gained in twenty years as a pediatric and adolescent doctor, thorough …

“Worldly government has laws which extend no farther than to life and property and what is external upon earth. For over the soul God can and will let no one rule but Himself. Therefore, where temporal power presumes to prescribe laws for the soul, it encroaches upon God’s government and only …