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Category: discipleship

May 10, 2012
The Tyranny of Joy

Fresh from the gate of my newborn pursuit of joy and I'm still wobbly on my feet, holding clinging to the Father's hand as I lurch between momentary victories and backward tumbles of un-faith. Clumsy. Ungraceful. Baby steps, you might say. (Proverbs 24:16) Still, learning to rejoice has its rewards. And in the midst of […]

November 4, 2011
A Song Strangely Out of Sync

Piling into the car the other day, my daughter reached for the dial on the radio. Tuning to one of her favorite radio stations, she began to sing along. Admittedly, I am not particularly fond of most of what passes for Christian music these days, but this time I was struck by the repeated references […]

February 16, 2011
All Things for Good... Even Depression

From the great Spurgeon. Timely words on God’s sovereignty in the midst of debilitating depression– “MY DEAR BRETHREN,—I greatly value your prayers, and I feel intensely grateful for that Benjamin’s share in them which is ever my portion. I never consciously needed your intercessions more than I do just now, for I may say with […]

November 11, 2010
The Call of the Jericho Road

“The parable of the Good Samaritan is nothing if not provocative.”[1] So says the prologue to the book, Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road. Notably, a similar sentiment is often expressed concerning the book’s author himself, Timothy Keller. A graduate and later adjunct professor of Westminster Theological Seminary, he has been dubbed […]