Easter Faith

This morning the Lord was with us in Sunday School in a special way.  The teacher was describing from Jeremiah the dangers of false inferences: The Jews inferred from the presence of the temple that God would not destroy His holy city.  The inference seems safe.  God would surely protect His house; therefore, how could … More Easter Faith

Christmas Is Carnage

The duck was right! Frantic, the feathered fowl informed the barnyard (and especially the piglet Babe) of the frightful future ahead. “Christmas is carnage!” he exclaimed. Not meant to be a theological insight, this line from the movie Babe is accurate in two ways. First, the Son of God became human at Christmas. As the … More Christmas Is Carnage

The Calculus of Glory

In mathematics, there is a ladder of difficulty, ascending from one subject to the next. Discounting geometry, which kind of lives in a world of its own, the ladder ascends as follows—arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, and finally, calculus. In the world of calculus, however, something strange happens. The ladder dips into the clouds, and enters the … More The Calculus of Glory

Identity

God said to Moses, “I Am Who I Am.” “I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness … More Identity

Encouragement towards Evangelism: A Meditation on Isaiah 42:6-7

“I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison … More Encouragement towards Evangelism: A Meditation on Isaiah 42:6-7

The Cup of Communion, and the Intercession of Jesus Christ

“But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29). Do you remember how galling it was to see your brother finish picking his row of beans, only to drink lemonade under the … More The Cup of Communion, and the Intercession of Jesus Christ