Meditation: The Food of Your Souls (Brooks)

Psalm 119:15 has been on my mind today: "I will meditate on Your precepts / And regard Your ways" (NASB). In preparation for a short sermon series on biblical meditation I've come across some very helpful resources on the topic. For the next few weeks I'll try to remember to share some here. For today,… Continue reading Meditation: The Food of Your Souls (Brooks)

“Strange New World” by Carl Trueman

I believe many of our readers are familiar with Carl Trueman's 2020 publication called The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. It's a detailed and in-depth look at the reasons why our Western culture is so very politicized, sexually charged, and individualistic. I really enjoyed The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self in… Continue reading “Strange New World” by Carl Trueman

A Must Read Resource for Studying the Psalms

Students of Scripture who neglect the writings of the early church theologians (the patristics) miss out on some incredibly helpful, profound, and edifying biblical insights. I do think one weakness of some modern commentaries, Bible studies, and Christian books is the failure to engage with the theologians of the early church. Speaking of theologians of… Continue reading A Must Read Resource for Studying the Psalms

Seminary Training, Useful Preachers, and Faithful Pastors

The history of American Presbyterianism has many examples of an emphasis on training pastors for ministry. From the early American colonists to the expansion Westward to the post-civil war period, Presbyterians in America have stressed seminary education for pastors. The history of religion in America is full of false teaching, unorthodox teaching, and heretical teaching,… Continue reading Seminary Training, Useful Preachers, and Faithful Pastors

The Origin of the Church in Colossae (Arnold)

Have you ever wondered how the church in first century Colossae was planted? Do you know much about the background of the Christians to whom Paul was writing in his letter we call "Colossians"? Interestingly, the NT doesn't say anywhere that Paul went to the city of Colossae. Perhaps he did, perhaps he didn't. So… Continue reading The Origin of the Church in Colossae (Arnold)