Plain Theology for Plain People – A Review

Charles Octavius Boothe was a slave. Born in Alabama, June 13, 1845, he was the “legal property” of one Nathaniel Howard. Charles Octavius Boothe was a man of God. Coming to faith in Christ in 1865 and baptized in 1866. … Continue reading

Walking Through Twilight – A Recommendation

Qualifier: The following is not as much a review, as it is a plea for you to buy this book, read it, digest it and learn from it. Walking Through Twilight – a memoir by Douglas Groothuis is not an … Continue reading

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