Good Friday: Why to bring your children to the Tenebrae Service
I wanted to encourage you all to attend the Good Friday service at 7:00 pm. I also wanted to offer you a few logistical things that may be helpful for you as you prepare your children for this solemn service. In terms of the the liturgical church year, Good Friday is one of the most significant…
Resources from Dallas Willard & D.A. Carson
Two good works on Spiritual Formation: D.A. Carson’s A Call to Spiritual Reformation & Dallas Willard’s The Spirit of the Disciplines.
Kruger on Reward in Heaven
Michael Kruger, New Testament professor and president at Reformed Theological Seminary, has written on the notion of rewards in heaven on his blog, Canon Fodder. You can find his thoughts about this here.
The seasons are beginning to make their transition from our unusually hot summer to the cooler and more mild temperatures of autumn. With that change comes a change, rather an expansion, to our community groups. We have added to our available groups and now have new ones which plan to begin in mid September. Most of these groups will work through John Bunyan’s…
Fighting the Noonday Devil – R.R. Reno
In last week’s sermon pastor Eric referenced a quotation from R.R. Reno’s article Fighting the Noonday Devil. Here is the excerpt used in the sermon. If you’d like to read the full article you can find it here on First Things website. Our misanthropy is swaddled in kindness, but it manifests the symptoms of acedia nonetheless. How many parents cannot…
Pentecost: A Reflection
“What do we have when we have the Spirit? We have everything.” – Peter Leithart The season of Pentecost is upon us and with that a wonderful exhortation from Peter Leithart. You can find it at First Things here. (Image provided by Lawrence.)
Words from Bernard of Clairvaux
In last week’s sermon, pastor Eric read an excerpt from Bernard of Clairvaux on the Song of Songs. Here is the excerpt in full. To read the full sermon by Bernard (and others), go here.
Made for Relationship – Our 2015 Marriage Retreat
In between enjoying the grounds and fresh air of God’s creation at Warm Beach on Feb. 6-7, Dr. Dan Zink led thirteen CPC couples through three sessions of teaching and discussion about marriage. My wife, Keren, and I were so privileged to be there. I’m a linear thinker. Events usually come in order…
Info on Marriage Retreat Speaker | Dan Zink
We are just a few weeks away from our marriage retreat which will be held at Warm Beach on Feb 6-7 2015. Some of you may know of our speaker, Dan Zink. For those of you who would like to know a bit more about him check out some of his free lectures or watch his brief Covenant Theological Seminary faculty interview (below).
Journey of the Magi – T.S. Eliot
As the season of Advent has concluded and we prepare to leave behind Christmas time for another year, consider reading T.S. Eliot’s brief poem, The Journey of the Magi (here). In this piece, Eliot depicts the journey and troubled state of the magi who, on encountering Life itself, returned to their native land. Or, if you prefer, you may also hear a recording of…