Though private prayer be a brave design, Yet public hath more promises, more love: And love’s a weight to hearts, to eyes a sign. We all are but cold suitors; let us move Where it is warmest. Leave thy six and seven; Pray with the most: for where most pray, is heaven. – George Herbert, The …

July 17, 2014

“Christian man, learn to comfort yourself in God’s gracious dealing toward the Church. That which is so dear to your Master, should it not also be supremely precious to you? Although your path be dark, can you not cheer your heart with the triumphs of His cross and the spread of His truth? Our …

June 4, 2014

Matthew 5:45: “For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on just and the unjust.” Romans 2:4-5: “despising the riches of His goodness and long-suffering, after their hardness and impenitent heart, treasure up unto themselves wrath against the day of wrath and …

His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his enemies. – Psalm 112:8 (ESV). John Calvin writes regarding this verse: “Genuine stability is that which the prophet here describes, and which consists in reposing with unshaken confidence in God. A sense of calamities …

Last night I had the pleasure of hearing Peter Leithart give an informal lecture related to his latest book, Gratitude: An Intellectual History. During his overview of Shakespeare’s play, Coriolanus (which is referenced in the book), Dr. Leithart made the point that ingratitude creates isolation …

I am thoroughly enjoying Meg Meeker’s Strong Father, Strong Daughters. It is insightful, challenging, and encouraging, and I highly recommend it to fathers of daughters, regardless of their age. So, if you’re a new dad of a daughter, read this book. If you have years of experience fathering a …

Marc Yoder makes some excellent points in this post.

February 4, 2014

Yesterday I had just finished my workout and gone upstairs when Noah (2 yrs. old) insisted that we play “dig dirts.” I was thinking a shower took first priority, and almost told him that I would play with him after getting cleaned up, but, thankfully, acquiesced. We got out the big board with …

In light of the 41st Anniversary of Roe v Wade, and the 56 million babies that have been murdered during that time, it seems fairly natural to ask what happens to baby boys and girls when their life is aborted. As a Biblical-Calvinist-Reformed-Presbyterian-Predestinarian-Total Depravity Believing …

January 8, 2014

Pretty cool. A student’s answer in relation to John 10:15: “I lay down my life for the sheep” referenced Abel as tending flocks. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about Abel in Good Shepherd terms before, but it certainly makes sense. He was also a shepherd who laid down his life, though …

“We give thanks to Thee, O Lord, for all saints and servants of Thine, who have done justly, loved mercy, and walked humbly with their God. For all the high and holy ones, who have wrought wonders and been shining lights in the world, we thank Thee. For all the meek and lowly ones, who have …

October 31, 2013

A quote from Martin Luther: In sleep all weariness is laid aside and we become cheerful again, and rise in the morning fresh and well. So shall we awake from our graves in the last day as though we had only slept at night, and bathe our eyes and rise fresh and well. Heaven and earth will be renewed …