Special People, Special Week

One of the great things about missionary assessment is meeting other missionaries that are preparing to leave for the field. During our week in Philadelphia, we met two very special people who God is calling to Guatemala, Rob and Esther Reich. Both Rob, a P.A., and Esther, a nurse, are MKs (missionary kids) who met at […]

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Be Happy

I’m seeing green. I love this time of year as tiny sprouts of life sneak up through the moist soil to show their pointy heads. Winter and spring may be caught up in their annual skirmish, but spring is showing signs of victory today. I think my hands working the soil late yesterday had something […]

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Charlotte, Asheville, & Prague

We are presently members at Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. We love our church. We love corporate worship on the Lord’s Day. We love this community of believers. But we also love (and miss terribly) our family at Covenant Reformed in Asheville where we were members for many years. The funny thing—kind of God’s […]

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A Contented Man

Sometimes I am a stranger to a cheerful contented heart. It’s usually when I’ve become unmoored from God’s promises and drift towards the well-watered plains of my neighbor’s easy life or Endless Vacation magazine that arrived in the mail yesterday from who knows where or the colorful, sleek, minimalist Apple advertisement that greeted me this […]

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There is a River

Psalm 46 is often thought of as Martin Luther’s Psalm. When times seemed especially dark and depressing, Luther would invite his friend and coworker Philipp Melanchthon to join him in singing this Psalm. Psalm 46 reminds us that God alone —not riches, skills, talents, education, family, friends, governments—is our refuge and strength even when it […]

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What’s the Secret?

Two new girls moved into my neighborhood during my fourth-grade school year. Once they discovered I owned a horse, we quickly became fast friends. There’s something about horses and young girls that just seem to go together like running shoes and sidewalks. Anyway, the three of us did everything together, including passing notes during class. […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Nine

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Eight ] In lecture nine, Dr. Trueman discusses the third treatise of Luther, “The Appeal to the German Nobility.” Here Luther answers the question regarding what a reformed church should look like. The Roman Catholic Church had appropriated powers that we would consider the purview of the state. Luther believed […]

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For the Love of Money

When you were a child, did you ever pretend to be an explorer looking for treasure? I used to hide surprises and draw treasure maps for my boys, marking the burial place with a large “X.” Our treasure maps included skulls and crossbones as well, warning my little adventurers of hidden dangers along the way. […]

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The Next 500 Years

Ligonier has made their The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference available free online. The content includes main sessions—twelve altogether— by Derek Thomas, Sinclair Ferguson, Alistair Begg, Al Mohler, John MacArthur, Michael Reeves, Steven Lawson, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Stephen Nichols, Stephen Tong, and Augustus N. Lopes. There are also Q&A panel sessions as well […]

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Cacophonous Clashes

The house was quiet. Brian and the boys had packed the car with baseball gear and left for their Monday night practice. I mindlessly filled the dishwasher with plates and silverware from the hurried dinner we had consumed an hour earlier and now looked forward to some quiet time with a book a friend had […]

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