In Search of a Better Country

Author: Burrows

  • Half the Kingdom or a Dinner Date

    Half the Kingdom or a Dinner Date

    And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Esther 5:3–4

  • Annotations, February 2023

    Annotations, February 2023

    No Flippancy, No Superiority, No Presumption Because life inevitably becomes serious for all of us at some point. Those big things Larkin mentions—marriage, birth, and death as well as illness and loss and injury—will come knocking. A church that exists primarily for the self-help of its congregation is not setting itself up to deal with…

  • He Makes Ministers a Flaming Fire

    He Makes Ministers a Flaming Fire

    He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;He makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind;He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. Psalm 104:3,4

  • His Spirit Was Provoked

    His Spirit Was Provoked

    Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Acts 17:16,17

  • Wildly Inefficient

    Wildly Inefficient

    There are some days that I just sit with a passage and get nowhere. But remember, this is a relationship, and “relational time is wildly inefficient.” If you’ve had young kids, you know what I’m talking about. About 80 percent of the conversations I have with my four-year-old are total nonsense, but I put in…

  • Annotations, January 2023

    Annotations, January 2023

    Look on My Works Who among us in the West has not at times believed the myth of our society’s unceasing progress and influence? It’s only human to believe that the way things are is the way they are going to be – certainly for our lifetimes, if not for much longer. But a shockwave…