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, …

In the Truth of the Gospel…I Will Gladly Die (Huss)

The letters of John Huss (d. 1415) are a treasure to read. I really appreciate this resource: The Letters of John Hus (ed. Martin Pope & Herbert Workman). It includes historical commentary and background. Here is Pope & Workman's account of Huss' martyrdom. Although Hus did indeed "finish the course", his letters from prison show …

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 …

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, …

Consolation in Affliction (Calvin)

Here's one of those wonderful insights from John Calvin (d. 1564) on the Christian's consolation in affliction. If you're suffering right now or facing a difficult trial, these words will make a good Monday meditation for your Christian heart and mind. It's based on Jesus' words to the criminal on the cross ("Today you will …

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