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  • Some Thoughts about the hymnal Cantus Christi August 20, 2015 Ryan MartinI have had a chance over many months to get to know the hymnal Cantus Christi published by Canon Press, associated with Pastor Douglas Wilson and Christ Church of Moscow, Idaho. Over this time, I have gathered some reflections about this hymnal. For churches who are considering purchasing this hymnal, they should know a few things about ...
  • Is Self-Love Always Selfishness? July 23, 2015 Ryan MartinThis entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Reflections on Christian Love You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.We all say we’re against selfishness. But what is selfishness? And if God hates selfishness, why does our own happiness play such an important role in Biblical ...
  • The Discipline of Thankful Enjoyment July 21, 2015 David de BruynThis entry is part 4 of 53 in the series One Thing Have I Desired You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking ...
  • Perpetual Worship: The Discipline of Loving God in Creation July 14, 2015 David de BruynThis entry is part 1 of 53 in the series One Thing Have I Desired You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.‘It is of the nobility of man’s soul that he is insatiable: for he hath a benefactor so prone to give, that he delighteth in ...
  • A Modest Proposal: One Loaf in Communion July 9, 2015 Ryan MartinIn 1 Cor 10:17 Paul says, Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. For many Christians, Paul’s words in that verse do not make as much sense as they might otherwise, because they break the their Communion bread before they see it. ((I owe ...
  • The Discipline of Loving God’s Command to Love Others June 23, 2015 David de BruynThis entry is part 6 of 53 in the series One Thing Have I Desired You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.An obvious, but easily missed truth about loving others is that it is a command from God. What did Jesus say we are doing when ...
  • The Discipline of Loving God’s Reflection in Others June 16, 2015 David de BruynThis entry is part 2 of 53 in the series One Thing Have I Desired You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.Communing with God through and among others requires the discipline of recognizing people for what they are: persons in the image of God. The second commandment ...
  • Are Christians free to love however they please? June 11, 2015 Ryan MartinWhat is Christian love like? Where does it come from? Should we desire that our love be utterly spontaneous? Should we seek to love naturally? Is it inauthentic to love in a way other than that which first comes to us? Should our affections be unaffected? The impulse to say that the way a believer loves is ...
  • Some thoughts concerning Hymns on Christ’s Resurrection April 16, 2015 Ryan MartinI know this post is somewhat badly timed, but I wanted to provide a bit of help for those who are looking for good resurrection hymns, either for personal devotion, to teach to their families, or to teach to congregations. ((Churches that follow the ecclesiastical calendar should not find this post ill-timed, since they have only observed ...
  • Music for Holy Week April 2, 2015 Ryan MartinMusic for Holy Week