Author Archives: Tim

Don’t Be the Turkey this Thanksgiving – tips on family and fowl

[An archived post with a few tips that might help you navigate difficult family dynamics this Thanksgiving.] When I mentioned running near wild turkeys in a Thanksgiving post, Laura asked me what I do when they get too close. The … Continue reading

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Men Forcing Women to Do What they Say – the modern evil of the Billy Graham Rule

When Billy Graham was on the evangelism circuit he was one of the most popular preachers in the United States, and known throughout the world for his multi-day events with gospel-soaked music, celebrity testimonies of faith and his nightly sermons … Continue reading

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Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

[From the archives.] A few years ago Voddie Baucham made the outlandish claim that shyness is a sin. Then he said that when he sees a shy kid he knows better than the kid’s own parents how to fix that kid’s sin. … Continue reading

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Evangelical – the label that left me behind

I haven’t used the label Evangelical for a long time now. It’s not that I’ve moved away from its classic definition but that the modern understanding of the word is far from who I am in Christ. So instead I … Continue reading

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The Abuse of People Pleasing

[Today’s guest post is presented anonymously. If you’d like to leave a comment for the writer, let’s call her Maria.] I was abused as a child and teased in school, so that opened the door up for me to be, … Continue reading

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Blessings and Boasting – the place of pride

[Updated from the archives.] Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy sat for an interview once and was asked: What are you proud of? The question stumped her: There are so many ways to blow a question like that. There are … Continue reading

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The Negative Doctrine of Biblical Manhood

Getting doctrine right is important. Reading the Bible – knowing what it says and what it means when it says it – is a blessing given by God. Which means that when you see the Bible say something you should … Continue reading

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Doughboys, Flying Tigers and Coming Home – an Armistice Day post

[An archived post in advance of tomorrow’s commemoration of Veteran’s Day.] My grandfather was a World War One doughboy. Of course it wasn’t called World War One back then. In fact, some thought it would be “The War to End … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of Adoption – from one who knows

[From the archives.] November is National Adoption Month, and when Jennifer Grant asked if I’d like to participate by doing a Q&A with her about her own adoption experiences I jumped at the chance. I read her compelling adoption memoir Love … Continue reading

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The Deception and Dishonesty of Legalism

Sermons on the first chapter of Paul’s letter to his friend Titus often present it as a job description for church leadership. It’s not. Instead, Paul is concerned with legalistic teaching and how to correct it with sound doctrine. Paul … Continue reading

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