Category: Annotations

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Annotations — June 18, 2021

    Annotations — June 18, 2021

    featured image source Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth and the Great Commission A well researched, celebratory, and globally-focused essay from Christianity Today. When God ends a season of drought, he begins a season of harvest. Parenting in the Digital Age A great little article containing simple steps for managing your digital devices. Helpful whether you’ve got kids […]

  • Annotations — June 11, 2021

    Annotations — June 11, 2021

    One of the Earliest (and Clearest) Summaries of Early Christian Beliefs I have consistently discovered that, despite the tantalizing conspiracies offered up in forms like the Da Vinci Code, the history of the Christian faith provides a more boring (and consequently a more reliable) grounding for belief in Christ as Lord. ‘The Weight of Glory’ […]

  • Annotations — June 4, 2021

    A Victory Already Won One practical application that comes from understanding the gospel as, fundamentally, the proclamation of good news. God’s Hand of Blessing The story of a young woman in West Timor (in Indonesia) who takes up the task of Bible translation. An encouraging example of how God uses small people to accomplish big […]