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Dissecting Hymns: Jesus I My Cross Have Taken [Part 2]

Dissecting Hymns: Jesus I My Cross Have Taken [Part 2]

This post is part of an ongoing series meant to encourage us to more deeply consider, understand, and reflect upon the words that we sing in worship.

I distinctly remember the day I first heard this hymn. It was early on in my freshman year of college, during worship with an on-campus ministry. When I first saw the title flash across the screen, I thought, Huh, here’s one I haven’t heard before. And then, as the band strummed through that first dense verse, I thought, What on earth are we singing?

At first, I rather disliked...

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Love is a Boomerang

Love is a Boomerang

 I’m in an airport on my phone so I am going to have to thumb this message to you. We spent the last week in...
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Symptoms of Selfish Ambition

Symptoms of Selfish Ambition

Few admit the folly and sinfulness of their selfish ambition. I did not for many, many years. Recent affliction brought it out of me,...

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What Have We Considered Lesser Sins?

What Have We Considered Lesser Sins?

Intrigued by the shocking testimony of a twenty-something-year-old-turned-Christian young man, I marveled at the new life standing before me. This one had come out...

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A Little Help From My Friends.

A Little Help From My Friends.

I have a friend who has a simple three point strategy to well living. Eat healthy. Sleep well. Make friends.

That’s it? That’s the secret?

Now,...

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A Meditation on Prayerlessness

A Meditation on Prayerlessness

In the Desiring God article, “Start Asking God for More,” Gary Millar writes, “Paul Miller so helpfully says that “learned desperation is at the...

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A Gift We Cannot Lose (A Commentary on Hosea 14)

A Gift We Cannot Lose (A Commentary on Hosea 14)

Everyone, except for the biblical scholars among us (I am not one) or those truly committed to the faithfulness of reading the Word (I...

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Has the Fruit of Self-Control Rotted on the Vine

Has the Fruit of Self-Control Rotted on the Vine

Sometimes I wonder if God wants us to stop praying about our “struggles” and just do what He’s telling us to do and quit...

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Secret Society

Secret Society

I started a secret society a few years back. I had always wanted to be in one and never had been...

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Dissecting Hymns: I Asked the Lord [Part 1]

Dissecting Hymns: I Asked the Lord [Part 1]

There will be moments in this life—in its darkness, brokenness, confusion, and even its joy—when we may feel that our words just won’t suffice...

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