Last Words

“Now these are the last words of David…” (2 Samuel 23:1). A Major’s Last Letter Home As I have reflected upon the theme of ‘last words’ today, I have come across the famous letter of Major Sullivan Ballou. I’m not…

The inner garden

“Supposing him to be the gardener…” (John 20:15). Gordon MacDonald has a chapter entitled ‘Order in the Garden’ in his book ‘Ordering Your Private World’. I have often found his image of the garden very helpful and have found it…

Press on!

“Let us also lay aside every weight…” (Hebrews 12:1) The letter to the Hebrews was written to the early church believers during a time of some pretty intense pressure. It was not easy to maintain faith in their hostile world.…

Sure Hope

Today is Anzac Day 2022 – 25th April is always a significant day for Australians as we remember those who have served our country – a remembrance that has been held ever since the devastating landing at Gallipoli in 2015. It…

Gospel detonated

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1:15). ‘You’re not crazy!’ is the name of a podcast on The Gospel Coalition site which Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry…

Descended to the Dead

I wrote last week about the line in the Apostles’ Creed: ‘Descended to the dead’ (or hell). I’ve since read an article on The Gospel Coalition site by Matt Emerson about the debate. Like I did, Emerson also refers to…

Busy

Kevin DeYoung has been a long-standing contributor to The Gospel Coalition website (see last post). But I did notice that he has set up his own blog site which is filled with articles and sermons and Christian discussion. Kevin is…

Gospel Coalition

I was browsing the web last night. I have a few go to Christian sites that I like to look at. Actually, as one browses the web there are hundreds and thousands, or rather, hundreds of millions, as we all…