After Canada Day

Tiny Beach, July 3, 2021 After the lockdowns, After the ragged works and restless days Of these many months, Between four walls amplifying Each slight and jab Each offence and outrage Each rumor and testimony, Old grievances rubbed raw Beneath the added weight of waiting, After all this, and more, and less, My family and…

A New Daily Office Lectionary

INTRODUCTION   Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlast­ing life, which…

The Sin of Not Celebrating the Fall of Roe v Wade

There’s a curious suggestion among some self-attested pro-life Christians that we need to be measured in our response to Roe being, finally, overturned. The Gospel Coalition published an article that stated But as we welcome this ruling, we must be measured in our response. Now isn’t the time for the church to beat its chest in…

J. C. Ryle on The 39 Articles of Religion (Part 5)

From Knots Untied, here is Ryle’s assessment of how the Articles see Holy Scripture: (5) Let us mark, in the last place, as we read the Articles, the unvarying reverence with which they always speak of Holy Scripture. The inspiration of the Bible, no doubt, is never distinctly asserted. It is evidently taken for granted as a…

Book Review: “A Hymnal of the Heart”

A Hymnal of the Heart. Nashotah, WI: Nashotah House Press, 2022. 150 pp. $9.85 (cloth); $3.35 (paper). When I was first asked to review Nashotah House Press’s pocket hymnal—A Hymnal of the Heart—I was admittedly unsure where to begin. As I mentioned in my review of Nashotah’s A Catechism 1604 Redux, “I am often intimidated…

The Parable of the Vineyard

  It’s said his last words were Unto the uttermost part of the earth, My place of birth, And standing there, I gaze upon a cloud And wish to high heaven that he’d come out. I look steadfastly on His witnesses: clear windows fused with light And heads long gone By walls washed white, And…

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