I really value my sleep. Perhaps it is because I have seven children and have had many nights of interrupted sleep. Perhaps it is because I worked nights for several years and I now enjoy getting regular and consistent sleep. So my bed time is usually 11pm. It is rare for me to be up past midnight. Unlike me, some of my teenage children like to … [Read more...]
Controversy and Conscience
J.I. Packer is one of the most influential evangelical theologians of the last hundred years. He was born in Gloucester, England and throughout his life remained a member of the Anglican Church (aka the Church of England). He was a prolific writer. While a brilliant thinker, he had the unique ability to communicate with the common person. He used … [Read more...]
Work the Plan!
I am often in a position to counsel people as they work through suffering, discouragement and confusion. One of things that I will often ask them is if they are utilizing the means of grace. God can convey his grace in any way he chooses. But he has established certain means through which he generally pours out his grace. Some of those means of … [Read more...]
Captive to the Word of God
The year was 1521. A young monk named Martin Luther stood before a church council in the German city of Worms. He had written a series of books and articles in which he expressed concern over the corruption of the Roman Church. Of particular concern was the issue of salvation. Luther had taken issue with the church’s practice of selling … [Read more...]