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Better to be Wrong in Motive?

I’m talking about this line from Donald Macleod over at Reformation21 today: “Better to be wrong in the motive and right in the message than wrong in the message and right in the motive.” Interested? You can read it here.

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Offense to the Establishments

I just finished reading through a great little book by Donald MacLeod  titled From Glory to Golgotha: Controversial Issues in the Life of Christ.  Something that he said in the chapter on “The Crucified God” really stuck out to me. MacLeod breaks down the different implications of Mark 8:34, “Whosoever will come after me, let […]

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Take Me to Church

Here’s a little teaser for my latest post on Ref21: This is the title of a song by the band Hozier. The song is pretty disturbing, and yet it is an enlightening and honest picture of the state of our culture. In one quick listen, it’s pretty clear that “church” is neither Christ’s bride, nor […]

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American Woman, Stay Away From Thee!

My friend Dana Tuttle has another book review for us. If you have followed any of her reviews, you have probably picked up on her proclivity to read about executed housewife theologians. Dana has now moved on to American soil and the plot thickens. While we certainly would not agree with Mary Dyer’s theology, her […]

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Mortification of Sexual Chaos

It’s that time again, for your mid-week dose of Mortification. This week Todd, Carl, and I rant a little about all the sexual chaos that we now have to navigate through in our culture. There’s the new challenges to acceptable gender labels, what biblical femininity and masculinity entail, and how the church can minister to […]

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“The Truth is Never Sexy”

“So it’s not an easy sell.” These are two lines from the song “Nobody Loves Me” by Derek Webb. Sometimes, when I’m shocked by the latest idea that so many people are buying, I remember these words. So much of what is marketed as Christian literature reminds me of the airbrushed, digitally doctored, duct-taped cover […]

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Parenting Principia

In reading Scott Oliphint’s latest article on his second tenet of a covenantal apologetic, I realized that the implications of the principia of Scriptural authority go beyond what we think of when we think of apologetics. After a proper defense of this tenet, Oliphint pleas: Why would we want to establish our apologetic, make our […]

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Because When I Grow Up I Want to be an Old Woman*

It’s that time of the week again, when the confessional and evangelical world is subjected to hear Carl, Todd, and me have a conversation that counts. Well, only if you want to. For our Bully Pulpit topic today, we discuss an issue in the church that I think many of you would agree needs some […]

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Green Sally Up!

I can always count on my brother to give me a cool, new workout. When we were away together over Thanksgiving we did a 20 minute, high intensity workout with a deck of cards. Good times. Like my dad, Luke is good at finding or putting together creative workouts. While I was on the phone […]

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The Love of God

David Wells has a great chapter on “The Love of God” in his latest book, God in the Whirlwind. He challenges our own ideas about what love is or is supposed to be against the biblical holy-love of God. He describes for the reader a truly amazing love that we would never be able to […]

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