Holy Week and Kidney Stones (2007)

Friends, This is the text of a sermon I preached on Resurrection Sunday in 2007. It’s a very personal reflection on suffering. 2007 was a difficult year for me physically as I have never been to as many doctors, taken so many prescriptions, and told my health history so many times as I did last… Continue reading Holy Week and Kidney Stones (2007)

Spurgeon on the Triumph of Christ

Friends, Here I am again, overwhelmed at how freely flows the pen of the masters. I lament that we no longer live in a day and age when people are moved by such profundity–preferring instead to be captivated by smooth, earthly philosophies; guilt trips that impose on the grace of God. Here is Spurgeon, with… Continue reading Spurgeon on the Triumph of Christ

90 Days with Jesus, Day 85: John 19:28-42: It Is Finished; It has Begun!

John 19:28-42 (90 Days with Jesus, Day 85) Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 85: John 19:28-42: It Is Finished; It has Begun!

90 Days with Jesus, Day 75: John 16:25-33: Jesus the Overcomer

John 16:25-33 (90 Days with Jesus, Day 75) 25″Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 26In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 75: John 16:25-33: Jesus the Overcomer

“Are Atheists the New Gays?” or Are Faith and Reason Incompatible?

Friends, I haven’t yet figured out this fella named Dinesh D’Souza. He seems to be all the rage nowadays among certain wings of churchianity. However, I came across this little essay he wrote and published at Townhall.com and I thought it was a rather interesting piece: Are Atheists the New Gays? Mr D’Souza spends the majority… Continue reading “Are Atheists the New Gays?” or Are Faith and Reason Incompatible?

An Expanded Prayer Vision

A couple of weeks ago, I was preaching my Sunday morning message when I was overcome by an ‘attack’ of kidney stones. It was most unpleasant and I was unable to finish my message that morning. I’m posting the part that I left un-preached here as I believe it was a rather important part of the message.–DG  The Prayers We Pray &… Continue reading An Expanded Prayer Vision