Archive for September, 2011

Wednesday of the 13th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 3

ShareYou and I are God’s love letter to the world.  That is St. Paul’s message this morning. “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on […]

September 20, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday the 13th Sunday after Trinity – 2 Corinthians 2

Share2 Corinthians 2 “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” “We are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” Wow! This has to rank as one […]

September 19, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Monday of 13th Sunday After Trinity – 2 Corinthians 1

Share2 Corinthians 1 “As you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.” In verse 7 of 2 Corinthians 1, St. Paul gives us the pattern for the Christian life which was also the pattern of the life of Christ: if we partake of suffering, we will also partake of […]

September 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and Claude King

ShareCan Lead Christians to Experience God But Can Also Lead Them Astray “Experiencing God” by Henry Blackaby  and Claude King (and now also Richard Blackaby) seems to be a book for which reviewers find no middle ground.  Almost all of the reviewers on Amazon give the book 5 stars (with one 4 star book) and […]

September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen

ShareClear Diagnosis of What Liberal Christianity Is Even though J. Gresham Machen’s “Christianity and Liberalism” was first written in 1923, it’s still a relevant and important analysis of liberal Christianity. Machen writes with great clarity and as one who engaged with liberal Christianity (or “Liberalism”) in his own denomination (Presbyterian). In fact, he was one […]

September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More

A Place for Truth – edited by Dallas Willard

ShareDisplays the Christian Mind at Work for a Wide Audience I eagerly awaited this book, A Place for Truth, edited by Dallas Willard, and I immediately set to devouring it.  On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and its presentation of Christian Truth but thought that it displayed weaknesses in certain places. The title, […]

September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 12th Sunday After Trinity – Luke 24:36-53

ShareLuke 24:36-53 The last verses of the Gospel of St. Luke are the final measures of the greatest symphony ever written.  We have been in the final movement of St. Luke’s Symphony for several chapters now, and here in verses 36-53 we have the final resolution and bringing together of all the themes and actions […]

September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the 12th Sunday After Trinity – Luke 24:13-35

ShareLuke 24:13-35 The disciples on the road to Emmaus are a picture of how Jesus normally comes to us and makes us His disciples.  It all happens quickly for these privileged disciples, who have already begun a life with Jesus, but the same basic path to discipleship is ours as well. In the first place, […]

September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of the 12th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 23:50-24:12

ShareLuke 23:50-24:12 I love Joseph of Arimathea! It would be easy in this passage, with the empty tomb just around the corner, to completely forget about Joseph of Arimathea and what he has to say to us this morning.  I love the roads less traveled in Scripture because they contain so many scattered jewels that […]

September 14, 2011 | 4 Comments More

Wednesday of the 12th Sunday after Trinity – Luke 23:39-49

ShareLuke 23:39-49 The presence of God is so thick in these 11 verses that if we all had the endurance we should really meditate together on each single verse! Thank God we will have other occasions in the course of meditating on the whole Bible to come back to this sacred place. It will seem […]

September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More