Are you done with butterfly hunting?

By Elizabeth Prata Charles Spurgeon stumbled across Puritan Thomas Manton's works and was immediately captivated by them. Enchanted, he reformatted some of Manton's sermons into a devotional form. The result was a book called Flowers from a Puritan's Garden, by Charles Spurgeon, 1883. Here is one of them. -------------------------------- It is time that I am …

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Discernment lesson: Thinking through some platitudes and pithy Twitter comments

By Elizabeth Prata When I post something online, (seems like when I post anything online) there is always someone or more than someone who immediately refutes it. Even the basics of our faith go challenged these days. One of the most common arguments I receive is that theology doesn't matter. "Just love Jesus", they say. …

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Psalm 29: Praise and glory to the Highest!

By Elizabeth Prata Enjoy this Psalm 29. As the MacArthur Commentary explains, it has the earmarks of earliest Hebrew poetry. Its general form is a hymn, proclaiming 3 representative realities of God as supreme and therefore praise belongs to Him alone: 1. Lord's supremacy over heavenly beings 2. Lord's supremacy over the "forces of nature" …

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The past week(s) have been tough but the future looks bright

By Elizabeth Prata These past couple of weeks have been rough in our corner of the church. Rachel Held Evans' passing caused so much grief for her followers and her detractors alike. The display of hatred and bitterness of her followers came after, toward anyone daring to speak a word against their prophetess (their words). …

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