Show Me The Way, Lord (Ross)

Allen Ross' three-volume commentary on the Psalms is a helpful resource for studying the Psalter. I've been using this set for the past few years and I generally appreciate Ross' balance between exegesis, interpretation, and application. The set is available on Logos and at other good bookstores. This afternoon my studies were on Psalm 143.… Continue reading Show Me The Way, Lord (Ross)

The Reformed Reader Turns Fifteen: An Anniversary Post

Last week I saw a note here on WordPress that the Reformed Reader blog is fifteen years old this month. Sure enough, looking back, I saw that we started the blog up in September of 2007. In the big picture of the Christian life a blog is pretty insignificant. But still, we're thankful to the… Continue reading The Reformed Reader Turns Fifteen: An Anniversary Post

Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls (Tada)

Here's a helpful devotional on suffering in the Christian life: Songs of Suffering: 25 Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls by Joni Earkeckson Tada. I received a review copy of this devotional earlier this week and I've been encouraged by the various reflections and hymns Tada has put together in this book. As a side,… Continue reading Hymns and Devotions for Weary Souls (Tada)

The Ministry of Listening (Or: Just Listen)

(This is a re-blog from January 2010) Among the countless other excellent passages in Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer is his section under "Ministry" (Christian Service; p. 97-99).  I'm especially thinking of his notes on how Christians should listen to one another.  This piggybacks from what Adam McHugh noted (in Introverts in the Church) about… Continue reading The Ministry of Listening (Or: Just Listen)

I Am A Pilgrim… (Bridges)

The reality that God's people are pilgrims on earth is something you can learn about in both the Old and New Testaments. It's part of the Christian's identity that he or she is a sojourner on earth. This world is not our ultimate home. We're foreigners in a foreign land, so to speak, exiles and… Continue reading I Am A Pilgrim… (Bridges)