Monthly Archives: April 2011

Standing in God’s Presence

God is everywhere, so we are taught, so how is it possible to stand anywhere but in God’s presence?  God’s presence, for the Jewish believer, was most fully experienced in the temple.  God’s presence is connected to a relationship with … Continue reading

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Self-examination

It is getting close to finals time at Moody Bible Institute.  I just explained to my students why I still set finals when some other professors do not. I need to test what I have taught to the students to … Continue reading

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Sins of My Youth

One of my gifts is beating myself up.  In some contexts I manage to give the impression that I am quite self-assured – self-confident.  The truth is far from that.  One of my areas of weakness is in the area of emotion.  … Continue reading

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King of Everything

The secular sacred divide annoys me because it doesn’t exist.  There are not two seperate domains, one which is God’s and one that is neutral.  There is not a place that we get to ‘do our own thing’ without thought … Continue reading

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 A psalm of David.  1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,  3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the … Continue reading

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Not the Jesus of PBS, National Geographic, and The History Channel

Psalm 22 is an account of Jesus’ death written hundreds of years before he died.  Jesus was obviously associating the psalm with himself when he died on the cross.  He cried out, “My God!  My God!  Why have you forsaken … Continue reading

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God Bless the King!

I am not getting caught up in the royal wedding fever at the moment.  I am not a ‘royalist’ as my grandparents were.  I remember the day of Charles’ and Diana’s wedding when I was carted into my grandmother’s and … Continue reading

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The Desire of Your Heart

The prayer of the singer is that God would give you the desire of your heart.  Some would think that means that you make a list and bring it to God like a child hands a list of requests to … Continue reading

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Nature Speaks of God

The sky is speaking.  It communicates to us about the one who formed it.  Its vastness indicates our smallness.  The one who created the heavens (the sky) is larger than the sky.  The sky’s beauty speaks of creativity and flair.  … Continue reading

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Birthday, Accident and Seder

I have just come away from hosting my first seder.  I am glad that I did it, but it was made harder because it was the day after my birthday and my wife had an accident in the Land Rover.  … Continue reading

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