Texting, Digital Minimalism, and Relationships (Newport)

Back in March I mentioned this helpful resource: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. This is perhaps my favorite book on the topic of how to utilize smartphones and other screens in a wise manner. In fact, this book reinforced my 2021 decision to ditch my smartphone and get a flip phone. Ever since, my texting… Continue reading Texting, Digital Minimalism, and Relationships (Newport)

Monday Meditation: Psalm 51:12a (Warfield)

Most of our readers are familiar with Psalm 51. This is the Psalm David wrote after his deeply sinful thoughts and actions in the terrible Bathsheba affair. David's sin grieved him greatly and he sought out forgiveness from God. In Psalm 51:12 David prayed, "Restore to me the joy of your salvation" [NIV]. Aroundn one… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Psalm 51:12a (Warfield)

Legalism: A Complex & Deadly Spiritual Disease

(This is a re-post from August, 2017)Legalism is not a rare thing in Christian circles.  It's not confined to a certain denomination, age, gender, race, or class.  Legalism is not rare because it's the default mode of the sinful human heart.  Thomas Boston said it is "engrained in man's corrupt nature." From one angle, then,… Continue reading Legalism: A Complex & Deadly Spiritual Disease

A Prayer for Joy (Anselm)

As many of our readers know, the first Q/A of the Shorter Catechism says that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Speaking of this theme of joy, here's wonderful prayer from the great medieval theologian, Anselm of Canterbury (d. 1109): I pray, O God, to know you, to… Continue reading A Prayer for Joy (Anselm)

O Blessed Day of Rest (Wilberforce)

Here's a good devotional from 365 Days with Wilberforce that was part of my reading today. May it be as encouraging to you as it was to me: ‘A precious interval’ ‘Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.’ Psalm 116:7 Suggested further reading: Hebrews 4:1–16 "O blessed… Continue reading O Blessed Day of Rest (Wilberforce)