Monthly Archives: December 2013

Another Year is Dawning

Another year is dawning, Dear Master, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year for Thee. Another year of progress, Another year of praise, Another year of proving, Thy presence all the days. – Frances Ridley Havergal (January … Continue reading

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Dear Atheists, Actually it’s NOT a Bronze Age Book

If there is one popular phrase used by atheists to criticize the bible that I’m heartily tired of reading it’s calling the bible a “Bronze Age Book.” There are two reasons I’m tired of it: 1) It’s Grossly Inaccurate: The … Continue reading

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And You Thought YOUR Pastor Preached Long Sermons!

Very few congregations today can endure a sermon for longer than one hour, and it’s common to hear complaints when a sermon exceeds 45 minutes in length. But it’s worth noting that in the past Reformed Christians regularly endured and … Continue reading

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The Self Promoting Pastor – “If Angels Could Weep, It Would Be At Folly Like This”

John Brown of Edinburgh (1784-1853) offers the following sound advice to pastors in his commentary on Galatians. It seems particularly apt in our age of celebrity pastors and evangelists: “Egotism, or a disposition to bring forward a person’s self, is … Continue reading

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