A Psalm for Giving Thanks
This setting of Psalm 100 to "Old Hundredth" was composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The conductor is Sir David WIllcocks and the organist is Stephen Krahn. Also featured are the Abendmusik Chorus and Plymouth Brass.[more]
Thanksgiving: The Primary Worship Response
In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln established an annual national holiday of Thanksgiving to be observed on the last Thursday in November. Most of us look forward to this holiday, a day on which we eat good food, enjoy time with family and friends, and perhaps watch some football. And we will probably set aside at least a little time to thank the Lord. We all likely recognize the importance of being thankful. We tell our kids [more]
My God Is God – A Poem for Thanksgiving
I did a bit of reading that focused on idolatry recently, and it captivated me again that John says to Christians today, "Little children, keep yourselves from idols" (1 John 5:21). As I pondered how my own desires can draw me to worship something good in the place of God, this poem came out. As God is the provider of all joy and gives good gifts besides, we can be thankful that He allows us to find our greatest joy in Him. We also give thanks for all the good gifts He gives besides. My God Is God David Huffstutler November 18, 2014 My [more]
Knowing God
You hide Yourself from prying eyes, From faithless seekers veil Your face, Conceal Your form, confound the wise, Your brightness dim, though not Your grace.      Shekinah garbed in smoke and cloud,      Invisible to them that peer,      Your brilliance hidden from the proud,      Disclosed to those who love and fear. Invisible, yet present still, You show Yourself in unsought ways. Your handiwork reveals Your will, Your wisdom sets the night ablaze.       Your voice resounds in storm [more]
Be holy in all your culture
This post concludes my series on the New Testament implications of the idea that culture [more]
Back to the Shema
When we studied the great priority of the Christian life, we saw that ultimate love [more]
“Give Attention to the Reading”
This essay was originally published on July 17, 2009. The apostle Paul instructed the young preacher Timothy [more]