Monday, January 26, 2015

But it's so much more fun

"Continuity is the covenantal approach to generations; novelty is the decree of our age."

(Michael Horton, Ordinary, p.53)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Radically ordinary

"In the church today, we do not need more conferences, more programs, and more celebrities. We need more churches where the Spirit is immersing sinners into Christ day by day, a living communion of the saints, where we cannot simply jump to our favorite chapter or Google our momentary interest."

(Michael Horton, Ordinary, p.35)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hitting the mat with the divine

"The cold or hot heart that wrestles with God is far more pleasing to Him than the one that slowly cools toward Him in tepid pretense."

(Dan Allender and Tremper Longman III, Bold Love, p.52)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

On Rachel Evans (not really; just a comment)

Her argument that millennials are leaving the traditional church in favor of traditional churches is one reason I don't get her.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Prayer of Adoration, Christmas Eve Service

Our gracious heavenly Father, We have come this day to behold the good news that is for us great joy, for we come in response to your call to remember and celebrate the birth of your Son, our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.  He is that heav’n-born Prince of Peace, the Son of Righteousness, of whom we have sung. He is the good news of great joy that is for all people.

He is good news because you sent him into the world to bring light and life to us. He is good news because you sent him to be born of a woman. He is good news because he came to give us second birth so that we no more may die.

As we hear and sing of this good news again this night, give us glad hearts. Stir within us the joy of our salvation that our spirit might rejoice in God our Savior.

Receive us and our praise in this hour, for we pray in the name of him who taught us when we pray together to say, Our Father...

Monday, December 22, 2014

We did him no favors

"The enfleshment and suffering of Jesus is saying that God is not apart from the trials of humanity. God is not aloof. God is not a mere spectator. God is participating with us."

(Richard Rohr, Job and the Mystery of Suffering, p.25)