SF 25- Walking your faith in a fallen world (Psalms of Lament)

podcast prayer Jun 13, 2019

For the past several episodes of the Standfast-cast, George and Karen Grant have discussed the effectual power of the Psalms for the Christian life.

In this ongoing discussion, they zero in on the “Psalms of Lament,” those remarkable Psalms where the aches and hurts of this fallen...

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The Work of the Pastor

baxter church reformation Jun 10, 2019

If Charles Haddon Spurgeon is justly known as the “Prince of Preachers,” then with equal justice Richard Baxter ought to be considered the “Prince of Pastors.”  According to J.I. Packer, Baxter was “incomparable” in his zeal and effectiveness as a shepherd...

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SF 24- Dealing with grief & disappointment with Psalms

podcast prayer Jun 06, 2019

Join George and Karen Grant’s discussion on this podcast episode about using the Psalms in times of grief and disappointment. Karen reminds us of the power of Psalm 23 and George picks up themes from Psalm 46 and 55.

In a sense, they assert, the Psalms can be a “toolbox” for...

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Word Play: Nostalgia

Do you remember when going out to dinner meant spreading a red and white checked tablecloth over a picnic table in the backyard? Remember when playing some music meant gathering the whole family on the front porch with mismatched instruments, everyone singing gleefully about “Power in the...

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SF 23- How to have morning devotions

podcast prayer May 30, 2019

On this episode, George and Karen Grant discuss the patterns habits they’ve developed for morning devotions. In particular, they discuss the way the Psalms can provide just exactly the right instruction, inspiration, and insight needed for almost any situation or circumstance.

Karen...

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In the World, But Not of It

Bethel is the symbol of communion with God; Ai is the symbol of the world. Abraham pitched his tent between the two.” My Utmost, January 6

It was nearly half a century ago that I began to make my way through the classic, My Utmost for His Highest. It was the very first daily devotional...

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SF 22- Yes, Christians get distressed and dismayed

George’s conversation with Caleb and Rebecca Faires focuses on their new publication, The Book of Comforts, published by Zondervan. A coffee table book filled with stories, Scripture, illustrations, photographs, and inspirations, the book navigates all the ways the Lord provides comfort to...

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The New Monasticism

church theology worldview May 20, 2019

By the thirteenth century, the West’s idealistic wars against a fearsome Islamic threat had failed ignobly; its stagnating economy had cast a pall of depression across the once prosperous and thriving land; its national and political leaders reveled in pomp, circumstance, and internecine...

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SF 21- Come & See, Go & Tell (Mark series #5)

podcast May 16, 2019

 In talk #5 in the Mark series, we go to chapter 5, to the region of the Gadarenes. The Decapolis (area of ten cities), as it was common called, was known for being an area of “trouble” in the ancient world. It was known for its problems.

Aside from being a place of pure unrest...

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Shelf Life: A Must-Read, Lifetime-Learning List for Men

Readers are inveterate and unapologetic list makers.  Indeed, according to Umberto Eco, “Lists are the most necessary literary accessories of all.” 

  • There are lists of books that must be read. 
  • There are lists of books that must be reread. 
  • There are lists of...
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