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Hold the Bread?

My pastor mentioned Luke 14:15 in his sermon yesterday while preaching on Proverbs 9. I remembered this article I wrote last year, and now find it even more pertinent and timely than when I wrote it. I can’t seem to keep up with the latest health food trends. It’s exhausting. Back in college when I gained that […]

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Providence Is More Than A Doctrine

We currently are going through Genesis in my women’s Bible study class at church. This week Joseph entered the scene. As we were discussing his integrity and character, my teacher read this quote from James Montgomery Boice’s commentary on Genesis: In the chapters of Genesis that follow, nothing bad is ever said about Joseph. In […]

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That You May Know

One of my very favorite sections of Scripture is Luke 24:13-35, about the two disciples encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus and the amazing table fellowship there. I especially like to return to this during the Easter season. As I was reading from there this morning, I found another interesting theme. Arthur A. Just […]

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The Truth Isn’t Very Nice

One valuable friend that I have made through the internet is Carol Noren Johnson. She is a 70-year-old Christian wife, faithfully caring for her husband who is suffering through Alzheimer’s Disease. One thing that is so beautiful about Carol is the bluntness of her writing. She doesn’t put on any velvety eloquence, she has no […]

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When God is Most Near

If I oppose the Word I oppose my Lord when he is most near; If I receive the Word I receive my Lord wherein he is nigh. This is a line from “Christ the Word,” a prayer found in the Valley of Vision. The collection of Puritan prayers found in this book is so enriching […]

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Instead of Me*

I was born to young parents—teenagers. But I still had a very stable home and a crib of my own. I was safe and secure. Well, ostensibly anyway. Although I was intimately knit together by God in my mother’s womb, I was born his enemy. I was sinful, unholy, a child of wrath. But God […]

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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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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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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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