New Page: “Theological & Doxological Meditations”

I’d like to direct your attention to the page links at the top of the page. There’s a new page. It’s actually an old page that’s been brought back. It’s the official devotional of this blog: “Theological & Doxological Meditations.” On this page, to which you may click above, there is a new introduction, featuring a quote from J.I. Packer which helps us understand the relationship between what we call “theology,” namely the truths of Scripture, and “doxology,” or the praise of God which ought to grow out of a personal understanding and appreciation for those truths. Not just truth for truth’s sake–the Lord Jesus put it best himself: “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (John 5:39).

I originally began these devotionals back when I first started this blog. As you’ll read in the intro on the page, each devotional is a question and answer from the Westminster Shorter Catechism accompanied by a hymn from the Trinity Hymnal (© 1990). I used to link to a MIDI file for each hymn from a site that was taken down some time after I became so dependent on it. I searched in vain for a suitable resource–the OPC site has the MIDI files for the older edition of the Trinity Hymnal, but not the more recent one. Largely because of this, I stopped posting the devotionals. But recently, I’ve managed to obtain permission from Great Commission Publications, the publisher of the Trinity Hymnal (©1990), to use their set of MIDI’s which are not offered publicly but as a resource to churches, and apparently, people like me who manage to persuade them that they have a valid use for them. I greatly appreciate their permission, and so I have started the new page which will link you to all the previously posted devotionals, and in the weeks to come as future devotionals begin to be posted.

Eventually, I may also provide an original commentary of my own, but I wouldn’t expect one every week, if I were you. I hope these devotionals are able to help you grow in the knowledge and grace of God in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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