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(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books for March 2023)

I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Official Lyric Video)

The Gettys have released a new hymn for Easter. You’ll want to give it a listen, I’m sure!

Why the Year After Her Cancer Diagnosis Was the Best Year of Nanci’s Life

Randy Alcorn: “Next Tuesday, March 28, marks a year since my wife Nanci relocated to Heaven. She finished so well—she flourished and leaned into the finish line. Her family and friends all saw God’s work in her, and I had the front row seat to watch 2 Corinthians 4:17 be lived out in her life.”

Yes, a Loved One Is Watching from Heaven

And on a similar theme: “The intention behind these ideas is a kind one. But may I gently suggest such statements try to make tangible something that’s intangible? And when we do this, our eyes can easily become stuck on what’s in front of us, causing us to miss the opportunity to look beyond to the One who provides the greatest comfort we could ever need or want.”

What’s Beneath It All?

Sylvia Schroeder has a meaningful article here. “Things were bad, dire in fact. A line which separated life and death grew so slender at times I thought she was already gone. My forehead found a resting spot on my daughter’s still one, my cheek against hers. It was there my friend saw me as she entered the room.”

Louis Berkhof on the Historical Devopment of the Church’s Doctrine of Antichrist

I appreciate Berkhof’s summation of the doctrine of the Antichrist and his thoughts on who or what it is.

Worm theology

“‘Worm theology’ was popular in the past, but gets a bad rap nowadays. It describes a Christian piety that enjoys describing ourselves as ‘worms’! Christians produced and sang hymns and offered prayers using worm language to abase themselves and magnify the grace of God.” Was this right or wrong, helpful or unhelpful?

Flashback: What Counts as a “Gospel Issue?”

I especially want to ensure I’m not labeling my pet doctrine a gospel issue simply as a means to prevail in arguments. After all, if everything’s a gospel issue, I guess nothing’s a gospel issue.