Monthly Archives: September 2013

Six Benefits of Ordinary Daily Devotions

There are many more benefits. You could certainly add to this list. But the bottom line is this: don’t give up on daily devotions. Don’t whip through them. Don’t let them get crowded out by other demands.

On the Washington Redskins’ Name Controversy

Love this article by Rick Reilly. And even though an Annenberg Public Policy Center poll found that 90 percent of Native Americans were not offended by the Redskins name, and even though linguists say the “redskins” word was first used by Native Americans themselves, and even though nobody on the Blackfeet side of my wife’s… Read more »

Caught in the Hipster Trap

But hipsterification is a fast-moving, all-encompassing beast that goes far beyond urban fashion. Want to take up a pastime? Cooking, farming, knitting, woodcraft, photography, beekeeping and bicycling are considered hipster hobbies. Hipsters love their iPhones, yet swoon over antiquated technology like typewriters and record players, so Luddites can’t even stand apart. Has there ever been… Read more »

Bible: Avoiding Vain Repetition

Incline my heart to you, not to prideful gain or any false motive. (Psalm 119:36) Open my eyes to behold wonderful things in your Word. (Psalm 119:18) Unite my heart to fear your name. (Psalm 86:11) Satisfy me with you steadfast love. (Psalm 90:14)