It’s Great To Be Weak

“An interviewer once asked Edith Schaeffer, author and wife of evangelist and philosopher Francis Schaeffer, “Who is the greatest Christian woman alive today?” She replied, “We don’t know her name. She is dying of cancer somewhere in a hospital in India.” I’m talking about that woman. Underneath her obedient life is a sense of helplessness. … More It’s Great To Be Weak

A Hopeful Tomb

Today I read Ezekiel 23– one long, shocking metaphor of two adulterous sisters (Samaria and Jerusalem). I was struggling to find the hope as I read of their continual lust and defilement. Iain Duguid helped me with this in his NIV Application Commentary: “There is no message of hope in Ezekiel 23. The stone is … More A Hopeful Tomb

Surprised by Ezekiel

SSSSS….LOW….L…..Y….I have been working my way through Ezekiel; turtle-style. My intention is to camp out for long periods of time in one book of the Bible with the aim of understanding its themes and practical implications. The New Application Commentary by Iain M. Duguid and The Message of Ezekiel by Christopher J. H. Wright are major … More Surprised by Ezekiel

An Error I’ve Made

…yet God has been faithful to gently and lovingly correct me! His glory, not my own. “Keep me from the error of thinking thou dost appear gloriously when some strange light fills my heart, as if that were the glorious activity of grace, but let me see that the truest revelation of thyself is when thou … More An Error I’ve Made

Is Theology A Big Scary Monster Under the Bed?

This weekend I went to a nearby church where Aimee Byrd was speaking, the author of Housewife Theologian. I haven’t read the book yet, however, I was intrigued after reading this affirming review. I keep thinking about what she said (that’s always a good sign that the Spirit is on the move), and so I thought I’d … More Is Theology A Big Scary Monster Under the Bed?

Who Are You?

We constantly need to be reminded of our true identity because we’re forgetful and easily swayed by lies. God’s people are simultaneously sinners, sufferers, and saints. I go through seasons of forgetting certain parts, and lately I keep forgetting I’m a saint. Here’s an encouraging reminder of who God says we are: “God often explicitly reminds his … More Who Are You?

The Nature of Lent

Again, I’m enthralled by Living the Christian Year: Time to Inhabit the Story of God by Bobby Gross. I’m eagerly anticipating the start of Lent–2 more days until Ash Wednesday. After experiencing 4.25 billion storms this cold winter, I am desperate for Spring and the hope of Jesus’ resurrection. Here are some excerpts from Gross’ introduction on “Lent” … More The Nature of Lent