Saturday, March 29, 2008

Faith Under Fire

At his martyrdom, Thomas Cranmer cried, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

Friday, March 28, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

1. Parish Life
2. Reformational Worship
3. Cafe Tejas
4. L'Hotel du Canal St. Martin
5. Grands: D and E
6. Stephensdomplatz
7. Shelf Life
8. Biblical Preaching
9. St. Andrews
10. Architectural New Urbanism
11. HEM

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Chesterton's Maxim

"If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly."

Monday, March 24, 2008

1721: The Brandenburg Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach completed six masterful concerto compositions on this day.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Matthew 28:7

Go tell His disciples that Jesus has risen from the dead!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

"You have won, Galilean!"

With his final, dying breath, Julian the Apostate cried, “Vicisti, Galilaee!”

Ordo Salutis

1. Election
2. Predestination
3. Outward Call
4. Inward Call
5. Regeneration
6. Faith
7. Repentance
8. Conversion
9. Justification
10. Sanctification
11. Glorification

Friday, March 21, 2008

That Sacred Head

Would He devote that Sacred Head for sinners such as I?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

John 3:16

God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Country Music Marathon

Want to sponsor my King's Meadow Endurance Team in Nashville's marathon?

Nashville Metros

My son-in-law, Nolan, is now in minor league soccer!

San Juan Capistrano Day

Today the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano Mission in California.

Hebrews 2:9

By the grace of God He has tasted death for everyone.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Revelation 1:6

Glory and Kingship be His forever and ever. Amen and amen.

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Breastplate

I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity.

By invocation of the same: Three in One; One in Three.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Eleven? How?

Only eleven words, lists, links, notions, or categories are allowed. Ever.


I believe in God: Almighty Father, Only Son, and Holy Spirit.

Eleven? Why?

1. I love Abraham's Blog. Mine is therefore both imitation and memesis.
2. Eleven's half of twenty-two; maybe less than half as smart.
3. It's a number with both complexity and simplicity, elegance and symmetry .
4. It isn't ten or twelve. Nor is it three or seven.
5. It is short enough to impose a kind of rhetorical economy.
6. It's a fine editing device for prolific logophiles just like me.
7. It's a less-is-more strategy to get creative juices flowing.
8. It's Chestertonian: off-beat but not really off-the-beaten-path.
9. It's a puzzle. It's a garden of words. It's delectable didactae.
10. It's a way to say what I ought to say today.
11. It's a personal lectionary of grace, discipline, beauty, goodness, and truth.

Micah 6:8

What the Lord God requires of us: justice, mercy, and humility.


Too little time, but too much for nine. Eleven's just fine.