Follow the links below to read an outstanding article by Peter Leithart entitled “Paedocommunion, The Gospel, And The Church.” Among other things, it answers the aforementioned question, “Should young children receive the Lord’s Supper?” His closing line is especially relevant. “If the Reformed churches hope to advance the gospel with power in our day, we must […]Read more "Should young children receive the Lord’s Supper?"
I have put together a list of verses that I memorize with my girls. These have helped me in many situations. Have you ever seen your child in sin, and in the moment you can’t think of anything to say other than “Stop it! Just stop whatever it is that you are doing!“?—Lindsey Tollefson The frustrating […]Read more "Training Tools by Lindsey Tollefson"
The fallow field is smug, contented, protected from the shock of the plow and the agitation of the harrow. Such a field, as it lies year after year, becomes a familiar landmark to the crow and the blue jay. […] Safe and undisturbed, it sprawls lazily in the sunshine, the picture of sleepy contentment.
But it is paying a terrible price for its tranquility: Never does it see the miracle of growth; never does it feel the motions of mounting life nor see the wonders of bursting seed nor the beauty of ripening grain. Fruit it can never know because it is afraid of the plow and the harrow.Read more "Nature’s Wonders Follow the Plow"
If two men were building a house together, but they both held tightly to differing sets of blueprints, it would not be to the point to say that they still had much in common. They both own hammers, saws, nails, carpenter’s belts, and so on, and let us say that both of them were of […]Read more "One Child, One Image"
The following is from Mother Kirk: Essays On Church Life (p. 134-135) written by Douglas Wilson. The issue of worship is crucial because, for good or ill, the Church leads the way in our culture… One of our problems is that we have confounded praise and worship. The definition of praise seems obvious, and fortunately, it is. […]Read more "Songs We Sing (4/6/14)"
Many people misunderstand forgiveness. What follows is a concise excerpt from Douglas Wilson’s book, For A Glory And A Covering: A Practical Theology For Marriage (p. 94-95). It deals with one commonly misunderstood aspect, that forgiveness is a transaction. In other words, it’s not possible to dance the forgiveness tango alone. Forgiveness comes from someone whose heart is […]Read more "Can’t Dance The Forgiveness Tango Alone"
My argument against God was that the universe seems so cruel and unjust. But how had Igotten this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with what I called it unjust? If the […]Read more "Atheism: opium of the simple."