What Are Heavy?

What Are Heavy? What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow: What are brief? today and tomorrow: What are frail? spring blossoms and youth: What are deep ? the ocean and truth. Christina Rosetti

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Death is an Appointment you Will Keep

Dear friend, I desire to warn you with love. You and I cannot escape death. It is an appointment we will keep . . . regardless. Are you prepared to die? Sincerely, —Joel R. Beeke Dear Reader, You and I may not know each other; possibly we shall never see one another. Yet, I desire […]

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Flee the Wrath to Come!

Flee! If we have learned anything from these warnings, EVACUATIONS for Hurricane Irma and Pac NW Fires, it is the reality and mercy of the urgent need to… “Flee from the Wrath to Come!” Do you hear the alarm? Do you not worry about the God of Nature? Why does he stir up the storms? […]

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Redemption of Time: Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter: (Sept. 23. 1667) **ON REDEMPTION OF TIME** O value Time before it’s gone! Use it before it’s taken from you! Dispatch the work that you were made for: Repent and turn to God unfeignedly: Prepare for death without delay: Time will not stay; nor will it ever be recovered: Were it not lest I […]

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Grace & Peace to You: Early Christian Views on War & Peace

• “I serve Jesus Christ the eternal King. I will no longer serve your emperors. It is not right for a Christian to serve the armies of this world.” ~ Marcellus the Centurion, 298AD, spoken as he gave up his post in the army of Emperor Diocletian because of his faith. • “We ourselves were well […]

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Mystic Union between Christ and the Saints

What is the Bride of Christ? We know that the Church is the bride, but WHAT is this bride? Some implications seem, almost, vulgar. But it is a concept repeatedly used in Scripture, in the Wisdom books, in the Prophets, and most emphatically from Christ himself and reiterated by the apostles. I recently came across this sermon, […]

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Gerstner and Trunk of Scrolls

Trunk of Scrolls is infused with John Gerstner. The questions he poses in his Handout Apologetics are the ones philosophers have been debating since the beginning. And yet, Gerstner and Trunk of Scrolls provide hope for those answers. As should be clear by the very focus of my website, “Promoting Intelligent Christianity,” it is by […]

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Seek My Face

What is it God wants of us? When all around the world spins on spin, when things keep getting sadder and news keeps getting darker, what can we do? We can complain about the impossible choices we are forced to make, in elections or with our kids. Or we can be proactive. We can bring about […]

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