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img_3842 December 03

Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

Originally in the 15th Century this carol was translated into English in 1894 (verses 1-2), 1875 (verses 3-4), 1914 (verse 5). I don’t understand why the first translator didn’t finish the project.  Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung! Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as men of old have sung. It came, […]

Milford Reginald Edwards November 11

Lest We Forget

In Flanders fields the poppies grow, beneath the crosses row on row, That mark our place and in the skies, the lark still bravely singing flies, Scarce heard amidst the guns below….  I honestly don’t remember which year we were required to memorize this well known poem. Today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of […]

img_1298 October 16

Abram–Not a Tower-Builder!

‘Yahweh will make Abram’s name “great,” which is more than a promise of renown or acclaim. Rather, in contrast to the tower-builders at Babel, who pathetically strove for permanence themselves by building a name in their own strength (11:4), to have a great name given to one by God in the Hebrew Scriptures is to […]

October 14

The Final Four

I want to wrap up this series, reflecting on the study by Rev. Thomas A. Brooks entitled ‘Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices,’ with four more of Satan’s effective strategies. Strategy #5 By presenting to view the fewness and poverty of those who hold to religious practices: [Many who are outwardly poor are inwardly rich.  Jesus, in the Sermon […]

img_1279 October 08

Favor From The LORD

God has all kinds of ways to show His favor to us. ‘Every good and perfect gift’ is how James describes what God has supplied us with in His abundant generosity. How has God shown me favor? How long do you have? Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless […]

img_1267-1 October 02

“For This Child I Prayed…”

When I was born, as the youngest of seven children, there was ‘some discussion’ about my name. I won’t share all the suggestions, but let the record show that when your siblings attend Sunday School the options are ‘interesting!’ If I understand reality, my name was suggested from a radio broad where the host bore […]

Rev. Adoniram Judson September 09

New Seminary? Help For His Son

I’ve been recently rereading ‘To The Golden Shore,’ the biography of Adoniram Judson. Courtney Anderson crafts the fascinating details of Judson’s conversion, calling, character and competencies–issues I’m thinking through in Heritage Seminary’s internship program. As Adoniram returned home after his five weeks of ‘exploring worldly pursuits’ and discovering their emptiness, he craved a clearer understanding […]