Category Archives: Christian literature

The Altar (1633) by George Herbert

A   broken   ALTAR,   Lord   thy   servant   rears, Made  of  a   heart,   and   cemented   with   tears: Whose    parts   are   as   thy   hand    did    frame; No   workman’s   tool   hath   touch’d   the   same … Continue reading

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Confession (1633) by George Herbert

I was first acquainted with George Herbert through his poem Bitter-sweet, which was included in a John Piper book. And I must say that I have been quite mesmerised since then. I’ve never been good with poetry or literature in … Continue reading

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Discernment and the will of God

I think I was asleep when we went through the Foundation issue of Will of God. I figured this out because I have been asking the wrong questions for many years. ‘God, tell me if I should switch jobs’, ‘should … Continue reading

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Power over the evil one through prayer

Martyn Lloyd-Jones writes: The power of the devil is alarming. Our Lord says to Peter, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you like wheat. These are indications of his tremendous power. But perhaps the ultimate proof … Continue reading

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Bitter-sweet (George Herbert)

Ah my deare angrie Lord, Since thou dost love, yet strike; Cast down, yet help afford; Sure I will do the like. I will complain, yet praise; I will bewail, approve: And all my sowre-sweet dayes I will lament, and … Continue reading

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What good is logic to religious faith?

Thinking about knowing God’s love that surpasses knowledge, as recorded in my last post, reminded me of this part in Peter Kreeft’s Socratic Logic, a 399-page killer tome, which I’ve unfortunately not flipped beyond the Introduction. Having a religious faith … Continue reading

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Kill or be killed

Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it while you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you. —John Owen, “On the Mortification of Sin,” … Continue reading

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