Working Up a Spiritual Sweat

Category: Family, Featured, General, Men, Outreach
I was recently reading through the new, updated version of Kent Hughes’ Disciplines of a Godly Man and was struck anew by the Bible’s call that we strive and labor for godliness. While his intended audience is primarily men, the message is equally applicable to women. ***** The statement from

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California offers a glimpse 20 years into the future

Category: News
As this week’s cover story writer, Francine Kiefer, will tell you, there was one source about the history and future of California who was always atop the must-call list. When I was our Northern California correspondent in the 2000s, Kevin Starr was that rarest of interviews: someone who could

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Right Us Again

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:36 The speaker entered the room dressed as a sheep. After the laughter calmed down, she explained about the shepherd’s relationship with his flock. She

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God Knows Us by Name

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“We are your people, the sheep of your flock”.  Psalm 79:13 Sheep aren’t smart.  They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their woolgrows heavy and they drown.  They need a shepherd to lead them to “calm water”(Psalm 23:2).  They have no natural defence – no

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Things to Do at ETS/IBR/SBL (2019)

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
Okay, for my annual list of “things to do” this biblical studies conference season. ETS Don’t forget to wear your MAGA hats: Make Anglicanism Great Again! Buy the DVD version of The New Testament in its World, apparently I’m better in person than print. Get some fish tacos. Gaslamp

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Weekend A La Carte (November 16)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books for young adults as well as some classics. (Yesterday on the blog: Puritan: All of Life to the Glory of God) Don’t Be Duped “In any sphere of culture, leaders are trying to sell themselves and their views. In fact, the very reason these leaders

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He Leads Me

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” — Psalm 23:2-3 Thought When we are exhausted, depleted, and on the edge of burn out, we need to have our souls restored! But who can restore our souls? Only the One who will lead us beside still waters! The Lord is our Shepherd. He […]

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God’s Design

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“May God Himself, the God of peace,sanctify you through and through.May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blamelessat the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”1 Thessalonians 5:23 “The word of God is living and active.Sharper than any double-edged sword,it penetrates even to dividing soul

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Mini but mighty: How microbes make the world

Category: News
In the 1954 microbiology textbook, “Horton Hears a Who!” the title character, an elephant, must convince his friends not just that the Whos living on a speck of dust are important, but that they exist at all. The same was true nearly three centuries earlier for Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the

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A La Carte (November 15)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Westminster Books has a couple of deals that may interest you. One is on the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series while the other is on a new systematic theology (plus a few other not-so-new systematic theologies). Run Your Race—Not Someone Else’s “Have you ever heard yourself inwardly

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Hitting Rock Bottom

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“When my life was fainting away, I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.” Jonah 2:7 Just like the prodigal son had to lose everything in order to “come to himself,” Jonah had to hit rock bottom in the dark belly of the great fish. In the same way, […]

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A La Carte (November 14)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include rather an eclectic list of books. (Yesterday on the blog: Updates on Life, Health, Travels, and Family) Preaching Holiness Without Bashing Heads “In preaching a biblical virtue like holiness, preachers can easily give the idea that we must all strive for it through

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Grace, Truth and Acceptance

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
How does Jesus receive us?  I know how he treated me.  I was a twenty-year-old troublemaker on a downhill path.  Though I’d made a commitment to Christ a decade earlier, you wouldn’t have known it by the way I lived. Finally I came to Jesus, and he welcomed me back.  Please

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