Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

Your choice of the thesis statement for your essay on the good life from the famous answer in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever,” is excellent.  However, reflecting on our conversation yesterday, I realized that I was presenting you with a difficult challenge to describe what it means to enjoy God.  Well, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander; so, I thought that I should give it a go.  Let me know what you think.  I hope that it is helpful. Read the rest of this entry »

In the previous two posts we saw how American society has moved from a culture in which religion was central to one in which religion is marginalized from the public square.  This change has come about because of a worldview that in the final analysis rejects the centrality of the vision of a world created and redeemed by God.  It opposes Christian claims to truth, undercuts the moral basis of society, impoverishes the meaning of freedom, and allows each person to be his own God.

How then should Christians and their Church respond? Let me suggest five responses. Read the rest of this entry »

Recently a spate of internet articles and some personal experiences have led me to think about Christians losing their faith.  Read the rest of this entry »

            Have you ever been troubled by the fact that Christians fervently pray for a parking spot at a crowded mall on December 24th but don’t pray for those suffering under oppression in North Korea?  Worse yet, maybe that describes your prayer life.  If so, Psalm 2 is for you. Read the rest of this entry »

            A major reason for the contemporary church’s weak prayer life and spirituality is that we are infected with modernist individualism, which misleads us into believing that the corporate is opposed to the personal.  This is unbiblical.  By its context, structure and content Psalm 107 reveals a pattern for giving thanks to God that incorporates the personal into the whole life of the people of God. Read the rest of this entry »