Family movies

We have been saving our old family movies in the basement for well over 40 years, moving them from basement to basement, from Michigan to Kansas to Pennsylvania to Illinois and back to Michigan, with more than one stop in many of those states.  We haven’t watched them in probably just under 40 years, so…

What is the Gospel?

What is the Gospel?

“…Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, … he was buried, … he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…” This is the Gospel, the good news that Paul preached. It is the wisdom of God, not of man, and is deemed foolishness by the world.

Adoration and Praise

Adoration and Praise

All Nations exhorted to Adoration and Praise by TATE & BRADY.Taken from Psalm 100 My newly rebound hymn book, originally published in the 1840s and reprinted with new supplements in the 1850s opens with this 17th century Psalm adaptation by Tate & Brady, known for their “New Version of the Psalms of David” published in…

Proper and Ethical

I love this clip from a 2015 episode of the CBS cop show Blue Bloods. Tom Selleck’s character, Police Commissioner Reagan, has this to say: “Something is not proper simply because it is permissible, nor is it it ethical because it is legal.” It’s almost as though he were quoting from one of Paul’s epistles,…

Declaring our dependence on Him who holds all power

“He demonstrated this power in the Messiah by raising Him from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in the heavens — far above every ruler and authority, power and dominion, and every title given, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1:20-21, HCSB) Our nation is…

Run for peace?

The author of the book of Hebrews has an interesting choice of words in Hebrews 12:14, when he literally tells us to run after peace.​ Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. The same word translated “strive for” in this setting is translated elsewhere as…

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