Tag Archives: Trials

Joy in the Storm

It’s Thanksgiving Day, a time when we reflect on all of the things we’re grateful for. Like having the freedom to dangle prepositions because it’s my blog and not an academic paper. I could write about the typical problems with consumerism and how much we take for granted, but there are a thousand blogs out there like that by now. And I’m grateful for that, because my wretched heart needs to be reminded of that constantly. But there’s a deeper message that lies behind our being grateful, and a deeper reason why so many find gratitude difficult in this season.
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Temptation and the Triumph of Christ

Like I said yesterday, I like Russell Moore. I liked him when I heard him speak at Criswell College some years ago. And I’ve followed his blog for some time now. I just finished reading his latest book, Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ, and I am absolutely blown away.
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A lesson from Church History

I’ve been reading Church History in Plain Language in attempts to fill in the gaps between Acts and, well, the Protestant Reformation. The other day I read something about Augustine that I really hit me hard.

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