Category Archives: priorities

A marriage proposal fit for eternity…

Another awesome nugget from Tim Chester’s¬†The Ordinary Hero is the story of Adoniram Judson’s marriage proposal: “I have now to ask, whether you can consent to part with your daughter early next spring, to see her no more in this … Continue reading

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Piper on the Calvary road

Epic quotation from Mr. Piper that I’m ripping off from Tim Chester’s ‘The Ordinary Hero’: What a tragic waste when people turn away from the Calvary road of love and suffering. All the riches of the glory of God in … Continue reading

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Where’s your life-horizon? [AKA: Never mind where *your* life-horizon is – chuck it and go for Jesus’ life-horizon instead!]

We’re still working through John with the students at church, and yesterday we made it to John 17, one of my all-time favourite chapters. (OK, I know I say that about a lot of chapters of the Bible…I just have … Continue reading

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Crowning glory

…but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had … Continue reading

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Owen on the saints’ communion with the Father in love

Busyness recently has made this blog quieter than I’d have liked. It isn’t quite over yet, but in lieu of some in-depth thought, here are some quotes from John Owen’s Communion with God, his book on the Trinity. If you … Continue reading

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We have a missionary God!

We had a prayer meeting at church last night for students thinking about world mission. Listening to some of the students talk about their heart for the lost and seeing their passion to see God save people was so encouraging. … Continue reading

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On being safe

I’ve been doing some thinking recently about the desire to be safe. I’m not talking about looking both ways when you cross the road, or wearing a cycle helmet, so much as existential safety. I want – and want desperately¬†– … Continue reading

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