The Comfort of Psalm 46

The Comfort of Psalm 46

IT SEEMS LIKE THE GROUND IS SHAKING under our feet. If you are like me, you have been tempted to anxiety. My answer has been memorizing Psalm 46. It has been particularly helpful. The crucial line, that everyone knows, is verse 9, “Be still and know that I am God. I...
Winnowing Power of The Gospel

Winnowing Power of The Gospel

EVERYONE IN THE FIRST CENTURY WORLD knew the purpose of a winnowing fork. Farmers used it to separate the wheat from its chaff. They tossed the grain into the air. The wind blew the lighter chaff to the side, and the heavier wheat fell to the threshing floor.  In the...

God’s Passion For His Glory Wm. P. Farley  (This essay originally appeared in Discipleship Journal in 2002 and won an EPA prize) I TRIED TO CONSTRUCT A JIGSAW PUZZLE of a stone bridge arched over a lazy summer stream, but I had little success. Hundreds of pieces...
The Proper Response to COVID 19? Corporate Confession

The Proper Response to COVID 19? Corporate Confession

THE BIBLE MAKES ONE FACT EXQUISITELY CLEAR; God’s sovereignty is exhaustive. For example, even though the average female has 100,000 hairs on her head, Jesus reminds us that each one is numbered (Matthew 10:30). Neither does a sparrow fall from the bush without God’s...
Can Our Freedoms Survive?

Can Our Freedoms Survive?

Alexander Tyler Fraser (1748-1813 observed, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the...