Blameless but Suffering Still

There is a suffering that is sometimes thrust upon the blameless, and we seem to be at a loss of reasons for it. It is a rare, repulsive kind of suffering. It rare for the simple reason that, other than infants and severely intellectually impaired…

How to Counsel Friends & Family

Anne Dutton (1692-1765) wrote letters to her family, friends, and associates to encourage them and give them counsel. I know there are at least eight volumes of these letters, maybe more. Briefly, Anne was the wife of an English Baptist minister. Her writing ministry corresponded…

Thanks be for Giving

In his book, The Doctrine of God,  Dr. John Frame of Reformed Theological Seminary notes that … “God’s compassion is a model for ours: ‘If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity [splangchnal] on him, how can the…