Peter Rowan

Everyone in the Dock

Weakness with watchfulness will stand out, when strength with too much confidence fails. Weakness, with acknowledging of it, is the fittest seat and subject for God to perfect his strength in; for consciousness of our infirmities drives us out of ourselves to him in whom our strength lies.
— Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax

John 3:1-15

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Discipline and the Heart of Faith

They do not, however, cease to be believers, though the faith with which they are endued is still small and imperfect; for as long as we continue in this world remains of distrust cleave to our flesh, and these there is no other way of shaking off than by making continual progress even unto the end. It is therefore always necessary to be going forward.
— John Calvin

2 Samuel 15:13-37

Sunday, August 18, 2013

How Long, O Lord?

Sooner or later I must face the question in plain language. What reason have we, except our own desperate wishes, to believe that God is, by any standard we can conceive, ‘good’? Doesn’t all the prima facie evidence suggest exactly the opposite? What have we to set against it? . . . We set Christ against it.
— C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Psalm 13

Sunday, March 17, 2013