Psalm 23:4 says: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Matthew Henry expounds this text and JRR Tolkien shares a beautiful story: 1. Because there is no evil in it to a … Continue reading Why are we not to fear death?
When You Are Tempted to Step Back from God’s Call? Musings from Jeremiah and Frodo
The Lord God challenges Jeremiah: "Do not say, 'I am only a youth;' for to all to whom I send you you shall go, and whatever I command you you shall speak." Jeremiah's work as a prophet was very demanding. He's called the weeping prophet for a reason. If you read his prophecy, you'll find … Continue reading When You Are Tempted to Step Back from God’s Call? Musings from Jeremiah and Frodo
When the Darkness Will Not Lift – The Causes of Spiritual Depression
This morning at Panera Bread restaurant, I begin a men's group focused on the Psalms of Ascent with additional insights gleaned from Euguene Peterson's book A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society.If you're not in a men's group at Trinity, let me encourage to come be a part of ours. … Continue reading When the Darkness Will Not Lift – The Causes of Spiritual Depression