Monthly Archives: February 2007

The onward march of brazenness

And the angel of the Lord was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the Lord standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword … Continue reading

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Meagre Fare

But, you object, a heart like mine can offer Christ so little — at best, so poor and pinched and stingey a hospitality and such meagre fare; for I have nothing worthy of Him to set before Him, only a … Continue reading

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The benefits of not ignoring election

If God would have painted a yellow stripe on the backs of the elect I would go around lifting shirts. But since He didn’t I must preach `whosoever will’ and when `whosoever’ believes I know he is one of the … Continue reading

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A brief letter to Tim Hardaway

Note: Lately a few former professional ballplayers have “come out” to the cheers of the sports media. One of the last bastions of maleness — the sports world — is under assault. And now former NBA player Tim Hardaway has … Continue reading

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Lutheran Confessions

Concordia has published a new reader’s edition of the Lutheran Confessions, edited by Paul McCain. Gene Edward Veith from World magazine is one of the associate editors. Every denomination should have confessions in a written format that is geared toward … Continue reading

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Another cheap shot at a certain sport

I attended a birthday party today for my little nephew. Little goodie bags were given to each child. Some had a mini soccer ball, some a little basketball, some a little football. The kids snapped up the footballs and the … Continue reading

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God’s Gonna Cut You Down

I’ve flipped by and seen this Johnny Cash video running on CMT and VH1. As many in pulpits have decided that Hell is just too divisive to discuss, we see God’s pending judgement proclaimed on pagan TV channels. “Hurt” is … Continue reading

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Some unfocused thoughts on church music

In the worship service it has long been during the music where I’ve struggled hardest to worship. I would much rather hear a professional musician play the organ than hear five praise band amateurs try to keep time and play … Continue reading

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A real spiritual legacy

Ron Gleason asks some good questions: How long should it take before a Presbyterian Church in America church or church plant actually ends up looking Presbyterian? If it is true that both the mega-church and Emergent conversations are bankrupt, why … Continue reading

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The ESV Listener’s Bible

Some of us need a break from reading all the time. I may be the last person of my generation to own an Ipod, but I bought one along with the ESV Listener’s Bible in MP3 format so I can … Continue reading

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