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Where is God? (Part II)

Sometimes when I read I will come across a line in a book that impacts me so much that it is riveted in my memory for a couple days before I can really say why it struck me. I will mull over it in…

October 4, 2011

Where is God? (Part I)

This past week I finished reading Elie Wiesel’s Nightfor a class on anthropology I am taking this semester. It is a young boy’s recounting of the horrors of the Holocaust as he lived through the concentration camp at Auschwitz. Although it is a short book, it…

October 1, 2011

The Last Words of a Song Can Make a Song: “My Grace…”

I bought the early release of Shane & Shane’s new album The One You Need this week, and I have been absolutely loving it (You can download it at their website: ShaneandShane.com)! Their sound keeps slowly changing, so I’ve had to listen to the CD a…

August 10, 2011

The Impatient Accuser (Part III)

This is Part III of a couple of posts on how sin and Satan tempt us (sorry for the long delay, DTS finals monopolized my time for a bit there). We’ve already looked at where Jesus calls Peter “Satan” (Part I) and where Satan…

June 8, 2011

Replacing Sin’s Tyranny

Just wanted to share a portion of this prayer from The Valley of Vision that struck me this morning: “When thy Son, Jesus, came into my soul instead of sin, he became more dear to me than sin had formerly been; his kindly rule replaced sin’s…

May 16, 2011
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Resurrection Poem

One of my fellow seminarians at DTS (Morgan Reed) posted a poem by the holy Ephrem Syrus that he translated from Syriac. Two of the verses struck me and seemed a fitting meditation on Resurrection Sunday – so I wanted to share them with…

April 25, 2011

Puritan Tips on Preaching & Teaching

In my reading for a class I came across some good advice on preaching and using notes from Cotton Mather. Since last week was senior preaching week in chapel, and since many of the people I know (myself included) are in ministry or seminary,…

April 21, 2011