• Unquenchable Joy by John Sartelle

    Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know the testing of your faith produces steadfastness” (James 1:2). Was James a masochist? “When you face trials, do it with joy.” Who gets their …Read More

  • No Pain, No Gain by Mark Dever

    Sometimes Scripture is just not obviously true. It is certainly true. Scripture is always true. Sometimes, however, Scripture is just not obviously true to us. At the beginning of James’ letter, we are told that we should “Consider it all …Read More

  • Supernatural Beauty by John Sartelle

    Do not let your adorning be external — the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing — but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a …Read More

  • God-centered Worship by Terry Johnson

    What is worship that is not centered on God? Worship that is centered on something other than God is not worship, we answer simply. It may be a religious gathering, it may be exciting, it may be informative, but it …Read More

  • Word and Sacrament in Worship by Kim Riddlebarger

    In those fundamentalist churches in which I was raised, most Sunday mornings the minister preached from a well-worn Bible, told a few stories to illustrate his point and then reminded us that Jesus is our only hope of heaven. But …Read More

  • The Reformation of Worship by D.G. Hart

    At the time of the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century, the worship of the Reformed churches was easily distinguished from that of its nemesis Rome, and it was distinguished from its Protestant alternatives, Lutheranism and Anglicanism. The twentieth-century Anglican …Read More

  • How Should We Then Worship? by R.C. Sproul

    Three-quarters of the way through the twentieth century, Francis A. Schaeffer asked the question, “How should we then live?” His book of the same name answered the questions raised by the radical shift in our culture from modernity to post-modernity. …Read More

  • A Divine Comedy by Burk Parsons

    Sadly, I must admit the unfortunate truth that I am a former member of a boy band. In January of 1993 I was chosen to be one of the first members of the pop group “The Backstreet Boys.” As a …Read More

  • Joyful Submission by Robert Rothwell

    People who know me well will tell you that I can tend to be critical on occasion. Now that is true, but I have to admit that I do not like to be critical. Nevertheless, I often find myself jumping …Read More

  • In the Hope of His Glory by Chris Donato

    One of the most beautiful passages of Scripture found itself eloquently translated in the seventeenth century: “There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. …Read More

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