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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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Mortification of Immodesty

Modesty can be a fighting word, even in the church these days. I could maybe even say, especially in the church. So, we at MoS thought this would be a conversation that counts. Todd showed up especially dressed for the occasion. And we invited Gloria Furman, author, blogger, and pastor’s wife, to discuss this sensitive […]

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The Most Encouraging Book On HELL Ever

Thor Ramsey, The Most Encouraging Book on Hell Ever (CruciformPress, 2014)  The title of this book prevails upon the reader to open it up and see what this is all about. It’s daring. I mean encouraging and hell are in the same sentence! It kind of reminds me of the old fundamentalist preachers my husband […]

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The Blogger and the Mechanical Bull

Today I realized what one of my main aims is in every blog post—to get you, the reader, to stay with me more than ten seconds and actually focus your attention on one thing. It occurred to me as I was reading Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows, that every time we jump on the internet, […]

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Is the Church the Justice League?

This week’s MoS Bully Pulpit has Carl, Todd, and me thinking about justice. How can or how should the church best promote the sanctity of life? Well, Todd and I may seem to have a different nuance to the relationship between the church and politics. But I will just paste the Martin Luther quote that […]

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Sizing Up A Book

About two years ago, I wrote an article about my first experience with a Kindle. I had a little fun with the description and I used the metaphor that the Kindle is a bad kisser. What I want to talk about today reminded me of just how well that metaphor can work. Many people are […]

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The “A” Word

Mark Jones went and did it. He dropped the “A” word, turned it inside out, and left the contemporary Reformed world a little exposed. Antinomianism. Go ahead and say it, it’s kind of a fun word. But no one wants to be called an antinomian. When you first hear the word you may immediately think, […]

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Three on Thursday!

This is my third post today, and I typically only post three times a week. What can I say, walking on the wild side! I have to links to share with you. First, here is an update on the debate with Dr. James White that is airing tonight, For Whom Did Christ Die? If you would […]

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The New Cosmos Inaugurated

I’ve been spending some time lately in the beginning of Colossians, where Paul is sharing what he has been praying for this church. I decided to write it out as a personal prayer to God for my family, church, and for some groups of women that I will be speaking to in the upcoming season […]

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