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Worship in the face of death

Carl Truemann on Tragic Worship: Christian worship should immerse people in the reality of the tragedy of the human fall and of all subsequent human life. It should provide us with a language that allows us to praise the God of resurrection while lamenting the suffering and agony that is our lot in a world […]

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Not Yet Revealed

More Spurgeon from last year’s devotional reading: We see only the beginning; God sees the end from the beginning. We spell the alphabet—alpha, beta, gamma … But from alpha to omega, God reads all at once. He knows every letter in the Book of Providence. He sees not only what He is doing, but also […]

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You Have Been Grieved

Spurgeon says that Peter gave me permission: In a moment, 1 Peter 1:6 flashed on my mind with its real meaning. “Though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.” You have been made to weep, and you cannot bear your pain. You are brought to the very […]

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Light for the Lost Boy

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Loving Andrew Peterson’s new album, Light for the Lost Boy. Snippets from the Christianity Today review… Peterson’s lyrics walk the tightrope of the human condition, at once feeling the crushing weight of mortality and the fierce hope of eternity. After all, the light of redemption shines brightest when set against the darkness of loss. And… […]

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Boxes

While in the library last week researching polar bears and leopards for yet another school project, I realized the serendipitous benefits of browsing a library. K had previously taken a book out by a Newberry Medal winning author. I decided to find the book that the author had won the award for. Having found it, […]

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