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On Sexual Sins and the Kingdom

The problem with sexual sin is that it changes your desires for the kingdom. Sexual sins change your appetite. Instead of desiring the good, true, and beautiful, it entangles you in a web of idolatry. Our real need as members of Christ’s body is a restoration of a proper view of the body. Sexuality is(…)

Poema 7, King of Glory

King of glory, great in might, humble our hearts by Your infinite light. Call us into Your presence, absolve our sins, consecrate our hearts, and commune within, Send us away with your benediction that we all may see, the glory of Jesus spread from sea to sea.((Other short poems here.))

What Should a Pastor Read?

I am the founder of Kuyperian Commentary. Recently I had a conversation with my friend Dustin Messer on what a pastor should read. Take a listen and subscribe to the podcast. What should a pastor’s reading list and library look like? Should his reading be limited to serious theological tomes and commentaries? In this episode(…)

4 Suggestions to Develop a Singing Culture

I want to suggest the following practical steps to developing a singing culture in the Church: a) When eating together with other families, print some music to sing before a meal. b) Invite people over for a mini-Psalm sing. It takes one person to lead a crowd. If you have a piano or guitar player,(…)

Singing Together

At the end of a recent men’s book study, we closed with a hymn. It was a simple melody, but rich in content and rhythm. As I drove home I realized the phenomenal rarity of the whole thing. The final words of the hymn said, “And through eternity I’ll sing on.” The hymn writer expressed(…)

Notes on Education: Public Schools

I am part of a denomination that treasures Christian education (see CREC Memorial in the bottom). I don’t think we win the cultural and ideological wars by allowing unbelievers to indoctrinate our children. Not only is this clearly commanded in the Scriptures, but a consistent view of the world demands it. After all, neutrality is(…)