Monthly Archives: December 2005

Coming Home for Christmas

John tells us in the opening chapter to his gospel that “Jesus came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.” Rejection! What a sad thought. Imagine coming home for Christmas and being rejected by your own … Continue reading

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Emmanuel’s Land (The Sands of Time are Sinking)

Better than planting taters and onions, indeed! Notice how Heaven is described, not by what we will do, or think, or say, or feel , or touch, or taste. Heaven is all about Who we will see, “without a veil”, … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

After the first cold weather, I mean even the faintest hint of cold weather, this is the day I eagerly wait for. I know there is much more sloppy, cold, blustery, yuck-laden days ahead, but just knowing that the days … Continue reading

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Slips, Trips, and Falls

Well, it’s that time again. Over the past week or so I have scraped up quirky quotes from all over the web-log world. I have widened my scope a bit, reading about half again more web logs than in previous … Continue reading

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A Mostly-forgotten Hymn of the Season

Words: Paul Gerhardt, 1653 Translated: Catherine Winkworth, 1858 Tune: Warum Solit’ Ich Mich Denn Grämen by Johann G. Ebeling, 1666 All my heart this night rejoices As I hear Far and near Sweetest angel voices. “Christ is born,” their choirs … Continue reading

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Sharing Christ

What better gift could you possibly give this Christmas than the Gospel; that’s what the messages from these two podcasts are all about. On Wednesday, Dr. John Piper began a short series around presenting the gospel using the most familiar … Continue reading

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The Incarnation

God, reduced to a span. Incomprehensibly made man.

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Did I Really Say That?

(Or: I didn’t say that if I can get the post pulled down before you make a hard copy.) Movements that contradict themselves in flagrant ways cannot, with regard to the long run, rely on nobody noticing. Douglas Wilson on … Continue reading

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Deciduous Holly

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in … Continue reading

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Talkative of Pratting-row

The episode before us, which focuses on the character of of one Talkative, is different from any other episode previously encountered so far in this story. We find here, not an account of the trials or conflicts of our main … Continue reading

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