The Nicene Creed (Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan) We believe in one God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten son of God: the one begotten from the Father before all the ages, light of light, true God of true God, begotten not […]
G. K. Beale. We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008. 341 pp. $26.00. Paper. Published in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 14.4 (2010): 121–22. G. K. Beale is well known for significant contributions to biblical scholarship in general and biblical theology in particular. His commentary on Revelation, […]
My brother in law sent me the lyrics to this hymn last night. He said it sings God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment. I have to agree. Hear the tune here, and a version with a chorus added is here. God is known among His people, Every mouth His praises fill; From of old He […]
Josh Philpot introduced me to this song by John Mark McMillan, “Ten Thousand,” from his album, The Medicine. Matt Damico sang this at the close of the sermon linked in the previous post. He knocked it out of the park. This is what Josh wrote to Matt when he introduced him to the song: “It’s […]
Jayber on those beautiful moments of silence when the congregation stills itself before the living God: “I liked the naturally occurring silences—the one, for instance, just before the service began and the other, the briefest imaginable, just after the last amen. Occasionally a preacher would come who had a little bias toward silence, and then […]
I love this passage on the hymns of the faith. This paragraph, particularly what Jayber says about “Abide with Me,” wrenched my heart when I read it, and its hold on my mind brought me back to this book to type up these thoughts of Jayber (whose conduct, honestly, I found to be a little […]
Weep and burn indeed:
I’ve noted before that I think Eric Schumacher is one of the best poets at work on the craft in this generation. He writes to help the people of God praise the name of God, celebrating God’s saving mercy in Christ by the power of the Spirit. Eric writes of the new album from Reformed […]
If you haven’t already done so, you really should check out the Preface to Mark Dever and Michael Lawrence’s book, It Is Well. Here’s a snippet that puts worship into words and describes how the cross is central, even if there isn’t a physical cross on the wall: “This is never truer than when we […]
We are blessed at Kenwood Baptist Church to be led in worship by Josh Philpot, Associate Pastor extraordinaire. You’ll love his work on the piano. He writes: Here are twelve hymns I recorded on piano for my wife as a birthday gift in April (she really liked it!). I thought some of you may enjoy […]
Douglas Wilson makes an offhand comment that is worth further thought regarding: what makes up a worldview in the first place (dogma, narrative, symbol, and liturgy), Narrative–biblical theology; Dogma–systematic theology and catechesis; Symbol–art, architecture, etc; Liturgy–the expression of dogma, narrative, and symbol in worship. More to think on here. In the previous post, Wilson prescribes […]
That doesn’t mean you can’t check out the Sistine Chapel. Scroll around. Click and drag yourself around the room. Enjoy! HT: Joseph Bottom
I first heard this song when I went to a Weekender at CHBC, and we’ve been enjoying it recently in family devos. May the Lord grant in his mercy that someday we’ll sing in a choir that sounds this good:
Great scene in a great play with great music, but the best part is the message. The song sets the Latin text of Psalm 115:1a to music: “Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam” (“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Thy Name give glory”).
We were introduced to this song by John Newton (recent tune by Laura Taylor) at a worship night at Kenwood recently and have sung it a few times in worship. We’re now enjoying it in our family devos at night. I especially love the fourth verse: 1. Let us love and sing and wonder Let […]
Here’s a great deal from Covenant Life Church. Tell 5 friends and get some great hymns done well, done traditionally, for free! Enjoy!
Last week it was my joy to share many of the ways that God has been merciful to me. I could never enumerate them all! If you’re interested in the audio from that event, it’s here.
My brother in law posts a stimulating essay by James B. Nance here.
David Reimer is one of three filling in for Justin Taylor this week, and I have found him to be an invariably stimulating person. Linking to another article, he had this to say about the learning of the biblical languages: Meanwhile, one of my jobs as a teacher of biblical languages is to get the […]
My scientist brother in law is lured by infinity, and he has some thought provoking posts up: asking “What Makes You Shudder?” and exploring “The Singularity of Humanity” These two posts highlight God’s unique glory: the first in a recounting of the massive proportions of the universe and the distance between the numbers 0 and […]