Isaiah 42 And The Hope of Christmas

Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly… Continue reading Isaiah 42 And The Hope of Christmas


The Not-So-Gospel of Ali

I remember being on vacation as a boy once, enjoying the freedom of the channel buffet before me at the hotel television. I turned to ESPN Classic. It's not something we kids did very often. At the time I was more infatuated with my current sports heroes, guys like Donovan McNabb and Tracy McGrady, and the… Continue reading The Not-So-Gospel of Ali

Sinclair Ferguson on Who Grace Is

It is legitimate to speak of "receiving grace," and sometimes (although I am somewhat cautious about the possibility of misusing this language) we speak of the preaching of the Word, prayer, baptism, and the Lord's Supper as "means of grace." That is fine, so long as we remember that there isn't a thing, a substance,… Continue reading Sinclair Ferguson on Who Grace Is

Killing the Christmas Story and Season

Is it, truly, the most wonderful time of the year? I’m a big fan of Christmas. I don’t really care when they start or stop playing Christmas music on the local radio stations. It doesn’t bother me that much to see stores putting out Christmas decor early. I love the traditions of looking at Christmas… Continue reading Killing the Christmas Story and Season

Calling Men to Meekness

Originally published at The English language is one of, if not the most, complicated languages in the world, but not because there is a word for every emotion or feeling. Our language tends to do an injustice to words derived from other ancient or historic languages. We suffer from this repercussion at various points… Continue reading Calling Men to Meekness