Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

Human

The tragedies in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas have brought us all to tears, and in light of events like these, a psalm like this can come off as trite, meaningless, or perhaps even escapist and cruel. But in … Continue reading

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New Song: Light of the World

Our church’s theme for 2016 is Light of the World. It stems from the remarkable promise in Isaiah 49 made by the Lord to his Servant: 5 And now the LORD says—he who formed me in the womb to be his servant … Continue reading

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The Potter and the Clay

Last week’s passage was hard-hitting because it hit us where it hurts—our self-righteousness. Nevertheless, though Isaiah exposed that at length in chapter 63, he’s not done yet. You see, we’re so good at deceiving ourselves that we can acknowledge self-righteousness … Continue reading

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Christus Victor

All our talk recently about shalom—the world as it ought to be—threatens to drown out a very important point. The threats to human flourishing exist not only on the macro level, but on the micro as well. And if it … Continue reading

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God’s Delight

In a recent oped in the New York Times, Dr. Jarle Breivik, a professor of medicine at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo, argues provocatively that “we won’t cure cancer.” The three-time doctor who has … Continue reading

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