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Month: December 2011

December 30, 2011
Affronted Listeners

The way in which a person listens to his pastor is, I believe, a brand of spiritual stethoscope; a sort of finger upon the pulse of the individual soul. Each week, God opens His mouth through the voices of His ministers; He bids His children to draw near and draw in precious, soul-sanctifying truth. But […]

December 28, 2011
An Almost Love Story

“I was once in love with a girl; she became a theologian…”[1] So began the account of an almost love story, penned by the hand of the famed martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By all accounts an intense and solitary man[2] the Bonhoeffer of younger years appears to have opened his heart to only her and in […]

December 23, 2011
The Best Christmas Songs Tell the Truth

I love this article from The Gospel Coalition. God Himself, unafraid of our misery, boldly entered the scene of our inmost suffering and extended nail-scarred hands to ease our pain. What a magnificent truth! What a glorious Savior! Should not our songs celebrate that same grace the Scriptures reflect?

December 2, 2011
Beholding the Beauty of Christ in Wal-Mart

Amid the siren call of retailers and the chaos of the calendar comes the still, small voice of an Infant newly born. I love David Schrovk's post on the broken beauty of the manger.