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The Value of Suffering: A Sermon from Psalm 13

The Value of Suffering: A Sermon from Psalm 13

Seasons of great grief and harrowing loss often make me recognize the relative “cheapness” of my profession. The most basic function of a pastor, at the human level, is to put together words in order to comfort or convict. But in times of abject loss, grief, despair,  and suffering, words can often feel cheap — wholly deficient at addressing life’s emotional turmoil. What do we do, then, with this grief? David’s cry in Psalm 13 shows us how we can respond.

Push Notification Masochism: Killing Ourselves & Boasting in Our Busyness

Push Notification Masochism: Killing Ourselves & Boasting in Our Busyness

Twitter’s no longer on my phone. Yep, I deleted it. I’m not saying that so you can see how much better I am at self-control than you are. (I know my own heart enough to know for sure that’s not the case.) Nor am I saying that to sound super-spiritual or Puritanical in my devotional walk with God.