Apr
14

A Passion to Right the World

In a recent Sunday School class, I used the word “equity” and was asked about its meaning. The larger question being discussed was the position or practice of our church on justice issues in society. How much our own ministry should be or will be influenced by concerns about what is happening in our society?

Apr
07

View of the World

It was great to be back and see so many of you on Easter Sunday! I appreciated some comments that I received through email and other interactions on the phone or in person about the sermon on Easter Sunday. After thinking about it a little more…

Mar
25

Spiritual Power for the Crushing Contradictions

“As to why [God works this way] we literally know nothing. But this much is certain, that he who pays attention to things at large and observes what goes on around him, can only and alone hold on to the wisdom and goodness of God by faith.”

Theologian Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920

Mar
17

His Best for Our Worst

Do we grasp that we are His appointed representatives, bearing His name for the sake of His kingdom? How do my sins, my decisions or my plans, effect the spiritual battle in which the church is now engaged? What is my working view of our church fellowship’s significance?

Image: King David Enthroned, by Jerry Harston

Mar
10

Coming Back from the Gray Exile. Happy Mid-Lent!

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
Psalm 51:12.

Mar
03

Finally Treating God as God

I cannot really make up for what I have done… What should we do? …In his book, Prayer, Tim Keller helpfully notes that prayer is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God…

Image: David and Nathan Matthias Scheitts, 1672

Feb
24

Reflection, Pardon, and Renewal

…during Lent, Psalm 51 helps us examine ourselves and consider if there is anything we can do (or need to stop doing). Are the choices that I have made – or that I am making – building up the church?

Image: “David’s Punishment” by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld (German artist, 1794-1872), woodcut illustration

Feb
17

Ash Wednesday: The Path of Lent

The season of Lent is a time to contemplate the pardoning grace of God and our personal need of it…

Nov
03

Election Day 2020

If you have not done so already and are able, get out and vote! Let’s pray for, and seek after, honesty, humility, and charity in the United States of America. May the Lord Jesus, our Savior from heaven, give us wisdom and insight; grace and peace; humility and love.

Jun
12

Our Present Crisis in the U.S., Part 2 當前危機(第二部分)

Read Part 2 of “Our Present Crisis in the U.S.”