Monthly Archives: September 2014

Being Disqualified Isn’t The End Of The World

[Laura Droege is hosting me on her blog today. Here’s a bit from the beginning, and then you can click on over to read the rest.] *** I read an interesting passage the other day: No Ammonite or Moabite or … Continue reading

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The #1 Tip For Atheist/Christian Dialog

[Updated from the archives.] *** I had a couple of on-line encounters with atheists a while back, one commenting on my blog and the other over at Amy Julia Becker’s place. They had some expectations that I found puzzling. Amy Julia wrote on how to be … Continue reading

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Phil Was An Ex-Con

Thirty years ago I was at a bar with my friends Jack and Greg. We liked this place that styled itself as an English pub, complete with dart boards and British beer on tap. One night we were two beers or … Continue reading

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Owen Strachan’s “Dateship” – an idea whose time will never come

What do you get when you take the best of courtship and add it to the best of dating? Dateship. Don’t laugh. Owen Strachan says dateship is the answer to the problems men and women face in trying to get … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Earnest Young Person

I am a recovering EYP. I may no longer be one, by virtue of no longer being young, but I remember what it was like to be an Earnest Young Person. It’s a good thing that modern social media didn’t exist when I … Continue reading

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Prayer Jokery

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The Biblical Basis For Women In Combat

[From the archives.] *** Female vets cheer new era for women in combat: ‘It’s about time!’ said the headline yesterday. The U.S. military is dropping the prohibition on women in combat assignments, opening these up for all qualified members of … Continue reading

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The Amputation Of Fear

[Today’s guest post is from Laura Droege, a wonderful writer whose insights always build me up in knowledge and wisdom.] *** Throughout my life, fear has dragged me down. It’s like having a third leg: unnecessary, but attached so well that … Continue reading

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The Joy Of Desire

We can become slaves of our desires, and dissipate; but what joy to be desired by the One we serve, and flourish. ***

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Problems With Unbalanced Grace

Some people claim they love grace, but … “Grace is great, but don’t go overboard.” “God’s grace has to be balanced with God’s law.” “People can rely too much on God’s grace.” “If you aren’t careful with your ideas about grace, … Continue reading

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