Category Archives: reflections

Thinking about the Cedar Falls Bible Conference, Willa Cather and Ha Erets

This summer I’m preaching at the annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They hold it at a campground just like they’ve been doing since the turn of the last century. Some of the same families who were … Continue reading

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Simple, Not Complex: Remaining Faithful to Our Vision

I shared these thoughts this morning in a letter to our faculty and staff. I share them with you. Dear Friends in Christ at RTS Charlotte and RTS Orlando: I read a great quote in the WSJ today that I … Continue reading

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The Refrain of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes into our lives each year like a comfortable old friend. There is refrain to it all. But what are the words to that refrain in your life? In Psalm 136 the refrain is the refrain of God’s grace: … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Thought

One of my favorite preachers is the 19th century Scottish preacher-boy, Robert Murray M’Cheyne, who ministered at St. Peter’s, Dundee. M’Cheyne once wrote: “Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you. Dive and dive again, you will  never come … Continue reading

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Nothing Can Save Us That is Possible

I am reading W.H. Auden’s Collected Longer Poems while on vacation. Throught the oncoming heaviness of sleep last night, as I lay reading, seeking the soothing medicinal dust of my summer reading pile, I came across this, which did indeed soothe … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Gospel in Galatians 1.11-24

Introduction to the Reading This message was preached at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Matthews, North Carolina in July 2008. For an audio version of this sermon click on this link supplied by Christ Covenant or look for this message and … Continue reading

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Little Girl Arise! How Jesus Ministers to Women Today

I offer this sermon, preached on a Mother’s Day Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, as “sermon fodder” for preachers as well as for devotional reading for all.   Mark 5.22-43 Then came one of the rulers of the … Continue reading

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