Posts from November 2015

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Noah: Plastered Patriarch or Satisfied Saint?

by Brent Karding

This past Sunday night I preached the story of Noah, passed out, drunk, and his son Ham. What an awkward story that is. Probably not one you learned in Sunday School! Where is the flannelgraph board story for this? “Here’s Noah and his family leaving the ark… Here’s Noah and his family offering sacrifices at […]

Singing with Understanding: Come, We That Love the Lord

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]

Even If He Turns Purple

by Brent Karding

What must the first day of life be like for a newborn baby? All new experiences; bewildering sensations; strange sights and sounds. A newborn baby doesn’t get to design her own world; no, she is born into a world already formed and ordered by God, with pre-existing realities and rules. These are some of the […]

Dipping Your Thimble in God’s Ocean

by Brent Karding

Have you ever wondered what God was doing throughout eternity past, before He created the universe? Was He bored? Was He just killing time until He said, “Let there be light”? Far from it! The biblical picture of God is that of three persons within the unity of the Godhead: Father, Son and Spirit. For […]

Trudeau, Shmudeau

by Brent Karding

Disclaimer: Tongue planted firmly in cheek. Comes now word that our newly-minted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has included 15 men and 15 women in his cabinet – thus achieving complete gender parity. When asked why, he answered with a clipped phrase: “Because it’s 2015.” Bravo! Trudeau clearly understands that all truth is chronological! The onward […]

Singing with Understanding: Series Introduction

by Brent Karding

Today begins a new series on this blog, called “Singing with Understanding.” The series will be reflections on some of the great hymns of the church. I don’t want to dissect them for your observation, but to be like a tour guide pointing out beautiful sights for your delight. The title of this series comes […]

Like Mouldy Gravy

by Brent Karding

In Noah’s day, man’s wickedness had spread through the world like a cancer. God looked down from Heaven in Genesis 6:5 and saw that the people He made in His image for a rich life of joyful fellowship with Him instead thought only about evil all the time. Therefore, God decided to destroy the entire […]