Another of the Olney Hymns

This past Lord’s Day, we sang the old hymn “Nearer My God To Thee”. I mentioned then that the band leader aboard the Titanic had asked that hymn be sung at his funeral someday. He made that request before the … Continue reading

A Lesson in Context – A Tale from my oft mis-spent youth.

Genesis 31:44–49 “Come now, let us make a covenant, you and I. And let it be a witness between you and me.” So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. And Jacob said to his kinsmen, … Continue reading

As I was reading today – Proverbs 13:22

On the surface, the wisdom here is plain – we are to think of the generations which follow us. And it is right we take this in the first place in terms of leaving a material inheritance of some sort. … Continue reading

As I was Reading Today – A Tasty Bit of Newton

John Newton wrote hundreds if not thousands of poems. During his tenure pastoring in rural Olney, England, he compiled many of his own compositions and those of William Cowper into a collection known as The Olney Hymns. He wanted them … Continue reading

Gavin Ortlund’s review of William Paul Young’s “Lies We Believe About God”

I was planning to write a review of this book myself (and may still) but Gavin Ortlund’s review for the Gospel Coalition’s website is already here. Take advantage of it. GAVIN ORTLAND’S REVIEW In short, those of us who thought … Continue reading

An Important Interview with Benny Hinn’s Nephew

http://www.piratechristian.com/messedupchurch/2017/3/interview-with-costi-hinn-leaving-uncle-benny-to-follow-jesus This interview is with Costi Hinn. If that last name sounds familiar, it is because Costi is the nephew of Benny Hinn – the faith-healer / prosperity preacher. Costi’s journey out of the hyper-charismatic movement is interesting to say … Continue reading