Archive for August, 2014

Introducing “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices” by Thomas Brooks

Recently Thomas Brooks’ old book, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices, came up in conversation. I had made a joke about doing a course called, “Defense Against the Dark Arts” where we would study sin, temptation, and how to protect ourselves against them. There was some interest in the topic, so I’ll be blogging chapter by […]

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Early Christian Community

Recently we heard a sermon on Acts 2:42-47 that described the earliest Christian community. One person mentioned that they wish the contemporary church was more like what was described. I’ve heard that complaint a lot and it does seem fair – we are far away from what is described by these few verses. I wanted […]

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Reflections on Mark 14

Mark 14:3-9 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why […]

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