Thursday, December 01, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Evangeliad (26:30-31)

Section 26:30-31 (corresponding to Luke 15:29-30)

And though the father entreated his son
To enter the house, he still wouldn't come.
And then, in frustration, the son complained:
"How many years have I served you this way?

How long have I labored, day after day?--
And never transgressed even one of your ways!
Yet for me there's never a party inside,
No celebrations for the son at your side!

I've not even had a goat with my friends,
But now he gets a calf?--that lowest of men,
He who collected as if you were dead,
And lost all your money in drink and in bed!"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Photo of the Week

A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic like the sun:
It gives a light to every age;
It gives, but borrows none.
My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of Him I love,
Till glory break upon my view
In brighter worlds above.

- from a hymn by William Cowper

Monday, November 28, 2022

Quote of the Week

“There is only one way of victory over the bitterness and rage that comes naturally to us--to will what God wills brings peace.”

- Amy Carmichael

Friday, November 18, 2022


Dear readers, I have a bit of exciting news--I have yet another of my writing projects that has been picked up for publication! It's another theological work, in this case focusing on the historical missiology of the early church. The working title is "For All People Everywhere: Missionary Motivations in Early Christianity," and it's the fruit of a lot of study over the years in patristic texts and early mission movements. My hope is that it might be out in the first half of 2023.

Since that project is demanding a bit of my time, and with Thanksgiving coming up, I'm going to take a quick break from the blog until Monday, Nov. 28, at which point normal posts will resume.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Photo of the Week

O Splendor of God's glory bright,
From light eternal bringing light,
O Light, of light the fountain-spring,
O Day, all days illumining:
Come, very Sun of truth and love,
Pour down your radiance from above,
And shed the Holy Spirit's ray
On all we think or do today.

- from a hymn by Ambrose of Milan

Monday, November 14, 2022

Quote of the Week

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

- Corrie ten Boom