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I am a Rock, I am an Island

By: Brian Borgman In 1965 Paul Simon wrote,  I’ve built wallsA fortress, steep and mightyThat none may penetrateI have no need of friendshipFriendship causes pain.It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.I am a rockI am an island…And a rock feels no painAnd an island never cries In the 10th century, BC, Solomon wrote,He who separates […]

A Reminder from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

By: Brian BorgmanThis past Sunday I preached at Peninsula Bible Church in Port Angeles, WA for their new building dedication. I’ve never been the guest speaker for a building dedication, so I prayerfully considered what would be appropriate. I ended up preaching 2 Cor. 4:3-7 and the real Treasure of the Church. I returned to […]

Be Careful How You Sing

By: Brian Borgman We love our hymns and songs of praise. Our worship songs communicate truth and stir the soul. I have argued in Feelings and Faith that one of the primary reasons we sing is to engage the affections with truth (171-178). Worship in song accompanied by music is glorious. However, I ran across […]