Gamaliel’s Wager: When you Risk Making God your Enemy

A Startling Realization Several years ago, I read the passage below and was startled by what it said. I had not considered the implications of it because I had not seen them before. I’ll explain more as we go. But first let me set the stage for what is going on. The story begins with […]

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NEW BOOK: “Enduring Delight” by Victor R. Scott

From the Preface: Not only is Psalm 119 the longest Psalm, but its particular focus is on the way the Word of God is to operate in the life of those who seek, serve, and submit to God. This is what makes it an important Psalm to consider and meditate on. My hope and prayer […]

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The Soil of My Soul

A reflection on this past year, inspired by Jesus’ parable of the soils in Matthew 13. There’s this deep work that God wants to do in me. It can’t be done on the surface-level of my life but only at the soul-level. And it seems like everything in my world works against it. Even many […]

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This is a Reformation

I’m going to make a seemingly bold (and yet not really all that bold claim):We are in a Reformation. In actuality, we are always in “reformation.” This is why the reformers of the 16th century variety coined the phrase “semper reformanda” or “the church reformed, always reforming.” It’s the reality that we are always being […]

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Video Spotlight | Advent Birmingham Music: “Skin and Soul”

In one of those chances of life, I discovered this song by Advent Birmingham Music. It is a group of musicians and singers from the Cathedral Church of the Advent, in Birmingham, Alabama. There is both a solemnity and a somberness to the lyric and melody. As I listened I was reminded of the power of […]

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