Author Archives: Tom Brainerd

Prayer of Petition: April 2, 2017

Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Isaiah … Continue reading

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Prayer of Thanksgiving: February 12, 2017

Our Holy Father and our God, we give You thanks for this day, and each day that You give us. We give you thanks for the beauty of the place you have set us in, for the productivity of the … Continue reading

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More Thanksgiving

Originally posted on Feast of Booths:
Yesterday many gave no thanks at all. Many others were thanking a pantheon of false Gods. Still others might feast but with no more gratitude than hogs in a trap feast upon the grain.…

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Reconfiguration…

…we must remember that liberalism is not primarily a rejection of the supernatural; it is a reconfiguration of the nature of Christianity in such a way as to highlight religious psychology or experience and downplay or marginalize doctrine. Carl Trueman The Creedal Imperative, … Continue reading

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Countercultural…Defiant…Revolutionary…

The recitation of a creed in a worship service is one of the most countercultural things Christians can do. It is an act of defiance, if not even of actual revolution. Carl Truman The CREEDAL Imperative, 154

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Part of an ecclesiastical way of life…

No creedal or catechetical document stands by itself; it is part of an ecclesiastical way of life, one element of our lives as Christians. Carl Trueman The Creedal Imperative, 127

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Salutary Rebuke…Great Encouragement…

To be reminded that the church is God’s creation and lives in the shadow of the cross, and is not to be judged strong or weak by the standards of the world, is both a salutary rebuke to triumphalism and … Continue reading

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