Category Archives: Bible

Walk Worthily

While reading Philippians recently, I was struck anew by Paul’s instruction that the church in Philippi “let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ.” That word “worthy” – ἀξίως – shows up consistently in Paul’s letters: Romans 16:2 “welcome … Continue reading

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Review: Psalm Songs by The Corner Room

The renewed interest in singing the Psalms has produced settings of all sorts. When I find a new Psalms project, I’m eager to find renditions that are either intended for congregational singing or are the kind I want to get stuck … Continue reading

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Thank God for Moms

My two daughters are very young, but God has already been very kind to them. There are a number of reasons I say that, like the health and happiness they enjoy, and the fact that they were born into a … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Better

In Hebrews 1:1-4, the author claims, in majestic language, that Jesus is God’s supreme revelation. He’s better than the prophets, better than angels. In what ways, then, is Jesus better than what came before? Adam named the creatures, but Jesus … Continue reading

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Of Another World

Novelist Larry Woiwode, in his Words for Readers and Writers, admires Scripture for its literary genius: For me, a writer aware of how much more complex each book becomes with each sentence added, it was the clarity of the patterns and … Continue reading

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The Lure of Applause

In Matthew 6:1, Jesus instructs his hearers to “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven” (cf. Gal 1:10; 1 Thess … Continue reading

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The New Normal

Carl Trueman’s got a post at Reformation21 on the way today’s rapidly changing culture deems odd things as “normal,” and “normal” things as odd, particularly in the realm of sexual ethics. What this means is that anyone who plans to … Continue reading

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