Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Simply put: the book of the year, bar none. The most substantive, meaty, challenging, thought-provoking book I've read in a long time. Dick Keyes (I recently learned it is pronounced "KAIS," not "KEYS") is the director of L'Abri Fellowship in Southborough, MA. Do yourself a favor and buy it at wtsbooks.com (their 1 day delivery never ceases to amaze me). A longer post on the book is coming soon.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The Spring Semester has officially begun. We had a great first meeting and it was so good to see everyone. Thanks again to all of you who have come alongside us and supported us during this time. Katie and I are still hurting (we have good days and bad ones), it mostly feels strange to go back to "normal life." Our faith in God's "meta-story" has been both strengthened and challenged by this great loss. We are clinging to the Romans 8:28 truth that God is at work bending even this tragedy for the good of His people. Sinclair Ferguson recently preached on that text and gave one of the best sermons I've heard on trusting in the providence of God (It's entitled "All Things for Good?"). I would highly recommend listening to it on his podcast. Search for "First Presbyterian Columbia" in iTunes.