Category: Classic Thoughts on God

Quotes from classic Christian authors and my musings on them.

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Worshippers Out Of Rebels

I’m writing this from our ministry’s biannual staff conference in Colorado. One of my favorite things about these conferences is that we spend a large of amount of time every day in worship through music and/or prayer. I love how…

Not Safe, But Good

It stormed the other day in central Indiana. The clouds were layered in multiple shades of gray, ranging from off-white to nearly charcoal. It made me think of the picture at the top of this newly-redesigened blog, although today’s skies…

Peace in Affliction

Over the past couple of years I’ve experienced a lot of change and loss. I switched departments and job responsibilities twice, several close friends have moved out-of-state, an older friend died after months of illness, and a beloved church closed.…

The Vision That Launched Modern Missions

218 years ago today, on May 12, 1792, one of the most significant Christian books in the English-speaking world was published. It was titled An Enquiry Into the Obligations of Christians, to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens.…

The Crown of All Our Hopes

My last new post was nearly a year ago at Easter, so it seems fitting to start posting again on Easter. It also seems fitting to restart this blog with a passage by the same author I quoted for my…

The Exchange

During last week’s Easter service, my church did a responsive reading based on excerpts from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions. It gave a wonderful picture of how Christ took the consequences of our sin…

The Sacrament of Living, Part 2

As a continuation from my last post, The Sacrament of Living, here is more of A. W. Tozer’s thinking on that topic. After the passage I quoted last time, he explains how difficult it will be to put this truth…

The Sacrament of Living

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) One of the lessons I learned as a young believer was that everything I do can be…

The Gift of Gifts

Merry Christmas! In honor of the birth of Jesus, here is a wonderful prayer from a book that has become one of my favorites, The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett. O…

Wesley Covenant Prayer

A week or so ago, I saw this prayer on the blog of a fellow Campus Crusade staff member, and decided to do a web search for some information on it. I found that it’s an adaptation from a prayer…