Review: The Choir Immortal

Image from Katie Schuermann's Website Author: Katie Schuermann Publisher: Concordia Publishing House Once again, I was blown away by Katie Schuermann's writing. Like the last book, this one was full of heart, suspense, and intense emotion. Best of all, it had a fulfilling end. I thought my heart would burst during the final pages. I …

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Review: Wonderfully Made

Image from Goodreads. Author: Rev. John Kleinig Publisher: Lexham Press For those with even one finger on the pulse of our culture, it is evident that we find ourselves in a weird mix of both gnostic and hedonistic ideologies. Much of the culture pushes the notion that there is no spiritual world, no life after …

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Mine is to Forgive

Fret not yourself because of evildoers;    be not envious of wrongdoers!For they will soon fade like the grass    and wither like the green herb.Trust in the Lord, and do good;    dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.Delight yourself in the Lord,    and he will give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the Lord;    trust in him, and he will act.He will bring forth your righteousness …

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Poetry: Rossetti – In the Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak mid-winterFrosty wind made moan;Earth stood hard as iron,Water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow on snow,Snow on snow,In the bleak mid-winterLong ago. I know very few poems by Christina Rossetti, but her winter and Christmas poems and songs have found a special place in my heart, and this one more than most. …

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Christ and Culture: Thoughts on the song “Show Yourself”

Finding the Gospel and missing the mark in culture.