Reading the Bible in 2017

I have noticed for years now that my reading list seems to be most ambitious toward the end of each year. I have not considered why that is the case until this year. It is at the end of each year that reading lists are published. People I read make lists of significant books they…

The Wisdom of our King

(Editorial Note: This article is written by Tom Wacaster. It is an excerpt from his upcoming commentary on Matthew. If this is any reflection on how good the whole commentary will be, sign me up! It should be available sometime early 2017.) When the Queen of Sheba heard of the wisdom of Solomon, it is…

The Bible and the Arts

For centuries the Bible has functioned as inspiration for the Arts. Handel’s Messiah is the first piece that comes to mind. For more examples, check with Roma Lacuata, or with Bob Lippre. Think of the oil paintings you have seen in your lifetime that depict scenes from the stories in the Bible. Rembrandt Van Rijn…

Vitamin “N”

In a new video provided at prageru.com, John Rosemond effectively argues that children need a healthy dose of Vitamin “N.” Vitamin “N” is the word “no.” Because the word “no” is not dispensed often enough in our society, he argues that everyone is paying the price. Most of us give our children more than is…

Psalm 33

“Shout for joy,” (v 1), “Give thanks to the Lord,” (v 2), and “Sing to him a new song” (v 3). Psalm 33 is a song of praise. Most songs of praise begin with a call to praise the Lord. Then they give us reasons for doing so. The focus of this particular call to…