Contentment, Prosperity, and God’s Glory Review

Jeremiah Burroughs. Contentment, Prosperity, and God’s Glory. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2013. $6.75 (Amazon), 119 pp. This little book is a reprint of an appendix to The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. Burroughs (1599-1646) was a member of Westminster Assembly and helped draft the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger Catechism. Contentment, Prosperity,…

Why Should I Be Generous?

Often during the Christmas season (we have been using the term “Advent” on this blog) people feel a genuine desire to give more. From a secular standpoint, the point of Christmas is to be kinder, gentler, peaceful, and, of course, more generous. In the same way, some Christians reduce Christmas to set of principles and…

StartMarriageRight.com

Most couples spend months–or even more than a year–planning for their wedding day.  Though it’s not proven through sociological research, I believe girls start sampling center pieces when they are 11.  What happens after the big day? A couple will spend the rest of their life together. At least that is the hope.  Does anyone plan for that?  …

Bringing Up Bobby Review

From time to time I receive family-oriented and faith-friendly movies to review on this blog from a Christian marketing company. I have done a terrible job of writing reviews, so I’m attempting to catch up. Today, I saw Bringing Up Bobby, a comedy about a weird family twelve years after their parents death. The four…

The Next Chapter

Another chapter in life is approaching, Lord willing.  Carly and I have started to raise financial support to work as a pastoral intern at our church, Brookside Church, here in Omaha. I’ll be filling you in on more details in the coming days, but in the meantime, please stop by my intern page here on…

Where We’ve Been Swimming Lately

A week ago I emailed my wife at work after I read a passage from the book of Luke.  Here’s what I read: Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and…