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Daily Devotionals

With the New Year around the corner, and Advent upon us, we pastors begin to field more questions about good devotional material. Since the answers don’t change very often I thought I would put my thoughts down here and point … Continue reading

Posted in Biography, Book Recommendations, Catechizing, Christian Living, Church History, Devotional, John Calvin, Pastoral Care, Prayer

Where do I start with my new reading habit?

In previous posts I’ve written about how to choose a good book to read. We discussed reading everything on the front and back cover as well as the inside covers and the front matter. Really try to get a sense … Continue reading

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How do I read a book?

I know. This sounds a little silly. When I arrived on campus to begin seminary a book with a similar title was assigned by one of my professors. I thought it was a bit odd as well. But it turns … Continue reading

Posted in Book Recommendations, Christian Living

A Basic Guide to Reformed Worship

[This was originally posted on the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Nashville blog on 2 September 2011] For many joining us in worship on Sunday morning the form can be a bit unusual. I know I wasn’t raised worshiping God according to … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Liturgy and Worship, Sabbath

Reformed Worship, Part 2

[This was originally posted on the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Nashville blog on 18 November 2011] Sometimes our form of worship can be hard to understand and follow. I was reminded of this again recently when I sat next to a … Continue reading

Posted in Ecclesiology, Liturgy and Worship, Sabbath