Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all have a blessed and prosperous 2015!
First, here is a prayer for the new year from Tim Challies. "Whatever may come in the year ahead, I pray that you would glorify yourself through me. In times of joy or sadness, in times of security or trial, in times of peace or temptation, make yourself known and make yourself great through me."
Next, Jonathan Parnell looks at how "we all want to grow, to enjoy richer fellowship with God." But, how? We need to be more passionate in our prayers.
Kevin Stilley has appropriated 70 resolutions of Jonathan Edwards as his own. He also reminds us to read over this list every week.
"William the Conqueror’s grandson Henry of Blois (1098-1171) probably commissioned the Winchester Bible while he was Bishop of Winchester, one of the world’s great cathedrals." This article from the WSJ talks about the magnificent illustrations from that Bible.
Finally, Michael Bird defends the historicity of Jesus against an article that presents a mythological view of Jesus in this article: Yes, Jesus existed … but relax, you can still be an atheist if you want to.