Archive | May, 2010

A Mystical Union With Christ

May 30, 2010

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By Thomas Watson (with my comments in blue)   “My Beloved is Mine, and I am His”  (Song 2:16) [The metaphor of marriage is used in Scripture to convey the extent of Christ’s love for His church.  For our limited minds, that depth of intimacy is hard to ascribe to a relationship other than that which we have […]

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The Dark Guest…

May 19, 2010

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I love the title of the little book, The Valley of Vision.  For the unfamiliar, it is a book containing a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions.  Some of the most beautiful Christian writing, and some of the deepest spiritual truths are to be found within it’s pages.  The title speaks to me about walking through life and […]

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Constitutional Perspective: The Anti-Federalist View of Religion in and for Government

May 2, 2010

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…many Anti-Federalists were concerned with the maintenance of religious conviction as a support of republican government.  “Refiners may weave as fine a web of reason as they please, but the experience of all times,” Richard Henry Lee wrote to James Madison in 1784, “shews Religion to be the guardian of morals.”  The opinions of men need […]

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