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There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

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David Foster Wallace: words of life from a man dead too soon

Several of you asked for the article in full to which I referred this morning from David Foster Wallace.

Here you are, from the Wall Street Journal of Sept 19 of this year.

A member of our church (and our neighbor here in the Cliff!) passed the article  along to me.  In addition to Wallace’s winsome prose, his insight into the human condition is remarkable.  He seemed to understand so much, and yet seemed to disallow the possibility that the very means by which we are liberated from the idolatries to which we are so prone does not exist in us naturally.

pre-nuptial or post-nuptial: one series fits all

hey, we’re going to take several weeks (maybe 5) and talk about marriage openly and honestly, underthescrutiny of Scripture and in the community of God’s people.  Hope you can join us.  Here’s a little more detail.

Wanted you also to be aware of something PCPC is offering for free for the next several days Read the rest of this entry »

discerning audio

Hey, did you miss the Discernment retreat, or want to refresh your memory about something Rev. Greene mentioned?  The audio is now available here.  

new book. old subject. fresh comment

Hey, click on the book for a link to a listing for an upcoming book written by none other than Josh Foist’s sister!  Apparently we have here a playful and thoughtful counterpoint to HBO’s (and now syndicated tv’s) comment on the landscape of sexuality in our culture.  The book release is set for early next week.  Anyone want to read it and write up a review for us?

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how shall I choose?

How do you make decisions? Important decisions? Which criteria appears at the top of the list?

Here’s one reputable source’s comment on how he finds guidance for matters of consequence–or more precisely, what he doesn’t look to for guidance.

In April, we’re going to devote time to the topic of discernment. Read the rest of this entry »