Monthly Archives: October 2005

Space: revealer of glory

There was an interesting show tonight on the Apollo 8 moon encounter. As amazing as it is to reflect see earth suspended 240,000 miles away in the black sea of space, consider that the nearest star (Proxima Centauri) is ~100 … Continue reading

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Good stuff

Excellent RC Sproul messages.

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More glory

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A story of John

A story from Eusebius’s Ecclesiastical History: Listen to a tale, which is not a mere tale, but a narrative concerning John the apostle, which has been handed down and treasured up in memory. For when, after the tyrant’s death, he … Continue reading

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Pascal on Diversions

Nothing is so insufferable to man as to be completely at rest, without passions, without business, without diversion, without study. He then feels his nothingness, his forlornness, his insufficiency, his dependence, his weakness, his emptiness. There will immediately arise from … Continue reading

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What happened to content in worship?

One of the popular trends that continues to build steam is the dominance of “contemporary” worship services. Pop music and a casual atmosphere have replaced the pipe organs and reverence as the church has sought cultural relevance. Many contemporary services … Continue reading

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A Prayer

…O God, who knowest the weakness and corruption of our nature, and the manifold temptations which we daily meet with; We humbly beseech thee to have compassion on our infirmities, and to give us the constant assistance of thy Holy … Continue reading

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Rick Warren and the world

It will be interesting to see where Rick Warren is in five years. His “Purpose Driven Life” has sold ~25 million copies and he has achieved entree into powerful quarters. Such is evidenced by this Q&A session from a few … Continue reading

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Lewis on Heaven

There have been times when I think we do not desire heaven; but more often I find myself wondering whether, in our heart of hearts, we have ever desired anything else . . . It is the secret signature of … Continue reading

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Taking Hell Seriously

It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. -Hebrews 10:31 Recently someone put a Chick Tract on our car. The cartoon shows a well-dressed man who deceives a teen with various worldly philosophies. The … Continue reading

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Free the Dalits

Speaking of Caedmon’s Call, they strongly support the Dalit Freedom Network ministry to the untouchables of India. As one of DFN’s shirts says: “Free Tibet? Free the Dalits! Tibet 2.1 million. Dalits 250 million.” It sounds from afar like God … Continue reading

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Prepare Ye the Way!

A few years ago, Caedmon’s Call did a powerful version of an old John Michael Talbot song called “Prepare Ye the Way” (go thee to ITunes and get it). It echoes the themes of Is 40:3-5: “Prepare ye the way … Continue reading

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A Thankful Spirit

Cultivate a thankful spirit! It will be to thee a perpetual feast. There is, or ought to be, with us no such thing as small mercies; all are great, because the least are undeserved. Indeed a really thankful heart will … Continue reading

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How shall we obey the command to saturate our minds with the thoughts of God? Ask yourself: Of all the spiritually minded people you have known– those who seem to walk most consistently with God and are in tune with … Continue reading

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