Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hollering or whimpering

Did I know what I needed? Not really. I could neither holler nor whimper. Heather Kopp wrote on her blog a couple weeks ago about the blahs she was experiencing. As she wrote about needing help, she related it to Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Depression and the devil

I am teaching a seminary course on Law and Gospel. In preparation for that I am rereading C. F. W. Walther’s Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel. This is my fifth time reading the book, yet this is the first time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Charts on Hebrews

Bateman, Herbert IV. Charts on the Book of Hebrews (Kregel Charts of the Bible and Theology). Kregel Publications, 2012. My passion is teaching, especially the Bible. Therefore, I look for any tool that will help teach, explain, expand, and clarify. … Continue reading

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On reading books

Catching up on my reading lists: I have been reading quite a bit lately. Up until 1998 I would read 4-5 fiction books, 2-3 historical books, plus 3-4 theological books every week. But since then have not read many historical … Continue reading

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Voskamp on Depression

Ann Voskamp has a way with words and images. Her post from Monday looks at the need and opportunity for the Church to minister to those who hurt. She challenges the Church to be Church for those who suffer and … Continue reading

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Depression—a pleasant surprise

This post is one that I thought I would never write. Not because it is bad, but the opposite. I have battled severe depression for at least the past 30 years, always between the end of January to the beginning … Continue reading

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