On This Blog 14 Years Ago…

For various reason I was recently thinking about the first few posts I did on this blog. Andrew and I started "The Reformed Reader" back in September 2007. That makes me feel old! Anyway, here's one of the first posts from the Reformed Reader taken from exactly 14 years ago:----- Peter Eldersveld, a CRC minister… Continue reading On This Blog 14 Years Ago…

To Christians Who Are Suffering

(This is a re-post from April, 2017. I wrote it when my family was going through a dark and heavy trial - a trial which God mercifully brought us through. I pray it is helpful to my Christian brothers/sisters out there who are currently going through a dark trial.) Some Christians suffer more than others. … Continue reading To Christians Who Are Suffering

Tears & Trials Are Not Long (McCheyne)

In a letter dated March 8, 1843, Robert Murray McCheyne was trying to console someone who was struggling with heart issues. I don't mean medical issues. Instead, this person had some spiritual heart issues such as sinfulness, struggling under trials, and the fear of man. Speaking of the trials, here's how McCheyne gave comforting words… Continue reading Tears & Trials Are Not Long (McCheyne)

A Hymn on Suffering (Wesley)

It's been awhile since I posted a song here for "Music Monday" so I thought I'd find another one worth sharing. Today's hymn is one by Charles Wesley and it's about suffering as a Christian. Notice how this hymn is a prayer that alludes to Daniel 3, 2 Corinthians 12:9, and 1 Peter 1:7e Thee,… Continue reading A Hymn on Suffering (Wesley)

Pain and Suffering in the Christian Life (Carson)

Some people do almost anything they can to avoid any kind of pain and suffering. If there's any risk of pain or suffering some people will not take the risk no matter what. This is what has been called the great untruth of fragility: what doesn't kill you makes you weaker (Lukianoff/Haidt). If a person… Continue reading Pain and Suffering in the Christian Life (Carson)