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What is Biblical Meditation?

To meditate on God’s Word is to think about it. Not just to read it. Not just to hear it. Not just to possess a copy of it. To meditate is to focus on a part of the Word, to… Continue Reading →

Take the 2018 Reading Challenge with Me

If you’re like me, you have a vague sense you should be reading (or finishing) more good books than you are. This year, I decided to do something intentional (and fun) to help me take my reading pace up a… Continue Reading →

Unto Us a Child is Born

Fallen men in darkness stumbling on, Brightest light! In radiance having shone; Gentile kings, engulfed in deepest night Now have seen God’s ever-glorious light. Unto us, a Child this day is born— Now breaks out the glow of glorious morn;… Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to Be Amazed this Christmas

I was backing my way out of the office one task at a time for our (big, huge, long, wonderful) Christmas break and wishing departing co-workers a Merry Christmas. I work with some very talented people, and that includes some… Continue Reading →

Grateful for the Glories of a Gracious God

This Thanksgiving, I have been drawn more than once to the book of Ephesians. Thanksgiving morning, I spent some time meditating in Ephesians 1 in particular. After all, this chapter is full of blessings and praises to God the Father–and… Continue Reading →


Self-Controlled (1 Timothy 3:2) The man of God is to exercise a steady-minded self-control that results in right living. Σώφρων is one member of an important word family that occurs ten times in the Pastorals out of a total of… Continue Reading →

The Man of God Must Be “Temperate,” part 2 (application)

A Christian pastor, to be qualified, must be “temperate.” A previous post argued that the word translated temperate does not merely rule out excessive use of alcohol (another qualification, “not given to wine” focuses more on this narrow issue) but… Continue Reading →

Doubting Thomas (and You)

What would if have been like to be one of the disciples? To have the opportunity to walk with Jesus, to eat with Him, pray with Him, work alongside Him, minister beside Him, travel with Him, sit at His feet,… Continue Reading →

New Mercies

If you were paying attention this morning when you woke up, you may have noticed: God’s mercies were new this morning. Not tired, old, worn-out, stale, commonplace, overused, or past their sell-by date. You didn’t discover them to be good… Continue Reading →

Summer Writing

I didn’t produce any blog posts this summer, but was thankful to have the opportunity to head up the production of this little devotional manual, From Theology to Thanksgiving: Grateful Responses to Great Truths. It’s designed specifically for the men… Continue Reading →

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