a lesson from the prophet Jonah Last week, we finished studying the book of Jonah with some friends from church. It's a beautiful little book with a complicated and unusual main character. Jonah is a prophet - someone who relays messages from God to other people - who really doesn't want to bring a … Continue reading An Unlikely Model of Thankfulness
How Do You Plead?
One of the challenges of old hymns is understanding what the words mean. I don't mean the old-fashioned words that we just don't use anymore, like "thou" or "surety" or "foe." Those we can recognize as not part of our regular vocabulary. So we take a moment to figure out or look up or learn … Continue reading How Do You Plead?
Once and Always
The work of Christ is finished. And it never stops. At it's heart, the message of Christianity is good news. Unlike other religions which claim to instruct us in the best way to save ourselves, the gospel offers us a salvation which we cannot achieve on our own, which comes to us as a gift … Continue reading Once and Always