Here is a weekly Bible reading plan that I developed to help people read the New Testament and Psalms in six months.
Three Reasons Why Christian Weddings and Funerals Are Still Important
Here are a few thoughts on why I believe that weddings and funerals are still important.
Giving Thanks for My Blog
Giving thanks for my blog as it passes 100,000 all-time views.
Our True Home Is Heaven: My Sermon on Philippians 3:17-4:1
What does it mean that our citizenship is in heaven? Here is my sermon on this theme, based on Philippians 3:17-4:1.
My Bible Reading Plan for 2022
Here is a weekly Bible reading plan that I developed for my devotional reading.
Introducing Good Ground: A New Christian Devotional App
I am excited to share some information about a brand new Christian devotional app that launched this week.
Cohen’s ‘If It Be Your Will’: Song, Prayer, Psalm
This is a great reflection on a very moving song/poem/prayer/psalm by Leonard Cohen, “If It Be Your Will.”
Leonard Cohen described If It Be Your Will ‘as more of a prayer’ than a song during his introduction to its performance by the Webb Sisters and Neil Larson. Here I suggest that it is not only a prayer but more specifically a psalm.
Even the title is highly suggestive of a key feature of psalmody—an absolute trust in God. As the song unfolds this trust, we see that this commitment to God is founded in a creature-Creator relationship, as the singer’s finitude is sublimely conveyed:
If it be your will, that I speak no more
And my voice be still, as it was before
The frailty of the singer is in little doubt given their own metaphorical claim to be a ‘broken hill’. Is it pushing our reflection too far to imagine this as an oblique reference and contrast to the ‘holy hill’ (Psalm 2:6; 3:4; 15:1; 24:3; 43:3…
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Ten Ways to Stay Motivated to Keep Running or Walking
Here are a few things that I have learned about how to stay motivated to keep running or walking.
Giving Thanks for Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Today I join with Christians around the world in giving thanks for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a faithful and courageous servant of Christ who died on this day for his part in a resistance movement against the Nazis.
My Birthday in the Holy Land
Remembering with Gratitude the Birthday I Spent in the Holy Land