To Christians Who Are Suffering

One thing I try to avoid on this blog is talking about myself. I am somewhat of a private person and I don't like putting much personal information in public places like this blog. But sometimes my blog posts here are directly related to things I'm going through in my own Christian walk (e.g. joy, …

Christ and/in the Old Testament (Kuyper)

When I was a younger Christian, I would have readily admitted that the OT does contain many prophecies and promises about Christ. But the more I read Scripture, meditate on it, and read solid Christian literature about Scripture, the more I realize that the OT is Christ-centered in ways almost too deep to explain and …

Kuyper and Kingdoms

(This is a re-post from May, 2011) In his excellent book that deals with the person and work of the Holy Spirit, Abraham Kuyper talks about prayer and the Holy Spirit's role in it (chapter 3.XLIII).  The section is quite good.  One thing that stuck out to me was how Kuyper explained intercessory prayer with regard to the phrase, …

The Importance of Fellowship Before the Worship Service (Kuyper)

Abraham Kuyper's various reflections on Christian worship are found in this excellent volume: Our Worship (ed. Harry Boonstra). Since Kuyper's reflections are over 100 years old and since he wrote them from a specific historical context, not everything he said is completely applicable today. However, Kuyper did have some wonderful insights on worship. One section …

Monday Meditation: “I Shall Not Want” (Kuyper)

This is a very good one month devotional on the Psalms: Ever in Thy Sight by Abraham Kuyper. It's one of those daily devotionals that I end up reading in a week or two because it is so good. And it's one that you can read more than once because it is quite rich and …

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