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Month: August 2011

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Where Extremity Cowers

Between the blinding bliss of day-span And sightless doom of night Comes the mingling hours. When the soul, mellowed by eventide aspect Looks upon life in the still half light Where extremity cowers. Where, gone from the glare of over-sated mirth And midnight dearth of dark dismay, The soul beholds the sketch of the day […]

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But God is Faithful

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:1, ESV) I find this bit of Calvin […]

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Biblical Flashpoints

I am always a little comforted to find that sometimes even scholars don't know what to do with certain passages of Scripture. Such it seems is the case with the somewhat uncomfortable account recorded in Genesis 38. In one particular school assignment, I came across a number of commentators who deemed these accounts disjointed, calling […]

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The Holy Art of Face-setting

A balm for blank despair, for the shamed face covered in the dust of another weary defeat. There is grace for the soul that gasps, “Lord I believe! Please help mine unbelief!” (see Mark 9:24). On days like today I am so grateful for Spurgeon — and others like him — who grasp me by […]