Ruth 1 – Do we believe that God has the best plan for us?

Our church just finished our 7-week series on the “Seven Lies of Culture”. It was lots of fun. But it is also good to get back into the Bible. It’s not that our 7-week series of Bible-less or unbiblical. But I miss working my way through the Bible; line by line, verse by verse, andContinue reading “Ruth 1 – Do we believe that God has the best plan for us?”

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast

Have you been listening to The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast? If not, I want to commend it to you. I’m struggling to know exactly why I’m commending it to you because I’m still processing a lot of what I’ve been listening to. On the one hand, it tells the story of theContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast”

Augustine the Preacher

One of the reasons I was attracted to Augustine as the subject of my doctoral studies is that he was a preacher. Naturally, the primary source that I chose to engage with in understanding his theology of joy is his Enarrationes in Psalmos (Commentary on the Psalms) which is a collection of his notes, commentary,Continue reading “Augustine the Preacher”

Feeling the Psalms

A common criticism of Reformed Evangelicalism is that we are far too focused on cognition and don’t give sufficient space for affection. In other words, we are very good at thinking and very poor at feeling. I think that this is true from personal experience. It is not uncommon to meet Reformed Christians who areContinue reading “Feeling the Psalms”

Lessons from Malaysia: Partnership through Proclamation

Sherilyn and I have had the privilege of spending a short week serving in and observing all the great things that God is doing in Malaysia. Our trip started off with a Sunday at City Discipleship Presbyterian Church – Puchong where I had the privilege to preach from 1 Peter 1, and it was remarkablyContinue reading “Lessons from Malaysia: Partnership through Proclamation”

#3 First full day @YLG2016

‘We need to preach the wounded Saviour to a wounded people who live in a wounded world’. These are the closing words of Ravi Zacharias’ address on the first evening plenary session at YLG2016 which left the entire auditorium wanting more.  But before we got there, David Benson from Australia opened the day by suggestingContinue reading “#3 First full day @YLG2016”