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Aug 2020

Oh, so now after all this time, you’ve decided to stop ignoring me. I did what I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself I was told I had to wait…What was it that was so wrong with me? What about me? – Benjamin Linus to Jacob on the season…

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Aug 2020

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. – Psalm 19:1 This Sunday, we will be introducing a new hymn to our gathering, This Is My Father’s World, by Maltbie Babcock. Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1858, Maltbie would go on to become the kind of college student…

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Aug 2020

As you might have inferred from previous posts of mine, I am a huge fan of Lost, and my wife and I have used this Covid quarantine to introduce our three boys to the mythology that is Lost. We are in the middle of season 5 currently, and finished the latest “John Locke” episode: The…

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Jul 2020

But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” – 2 Timothy 2:19 This Sunday, we will be introducing a new hymn to our gathering, How Firm a Foundation. It was first printed in the 1787…

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Jun 2020

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! – Romans 7:15, 24-25 The hardest thing a man has to live with…

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May 2020

Dear Lord, thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. Thank you for guiding me straight and true through the many obstacles in my path. And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. Thank you for your protection and your many signs along…

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May 2020

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. – Johann Sebastian Bach In 1747, Frederick the Great, the king of Prussia, patron of Enlightenment rationalism, and military strongman, invited Johann Sebastian Bach, now an old man three years from his death, for an audience. Frederick thought…

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May 2020

When we see that the whole sum of our salvation, and every single part of it, are comprehended in Christ, we must beware of deriving even the minutes portion of it from any other quarter. – John Calvin in Chapter 16 of Institutes of the Christian Religion During a time when everything seems to be…

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May 2020

For the longest time I have been hesitant to revisit a show I invested 6 seasons in, over almost 6 years of my life. Hesitant because I just knew it wouldn’t live up to the bromance I had with it almost 10 years ago now. And now, thanks to the coronavirus, I am introducing it…

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May 2020

You and I are “they.” We are the “they” we were always warned about. The they who absorb both spiritual insights and pop minutia. The demographic who has memorized the names of the 12 tribes of Israel, as well as the six Brady children. We know the measurements of the tabernacle, and all the lyrics to We Didn’t…

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