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Your Works Are Not Your Holiness – a response to John Piper’s problems with faith

The problem with John Piper not leaving well enough alone In an article published last month, John Piper states: The only kind of faith that counts for justification is the kind that produces love — the kind that bears the … Continue reading

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Jesus Conquered the Law, Sin and Death

Toward the end of his letter to the Corinthian believers, Paul wrote: The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Masculinity and Femininity

It is arrogance in us to call frankness, fairness, and chivalry ‘masculine’ when we see them in a woman; it is arrogance in them to describe a man’s sensitiveness or tact or tenderness as ‘feminine.’ (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed.) … Continue reading

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The quality I’d like isn’t found in a Facebook quiz

I took a Facebook quiz – one of those where a website looks at your Facebook information and comes up with some supposed insights about you – and it gave me this: Not bad, right? You might think that last … Continue reading

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Be Gentle and Kind, Not Clever

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. (Philippians 4:5.) I need to remember that. Especially in this season, I need to remember. ***

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Note to Self on Internet Rancor

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The Foolishness of Trying

The Bible has strong words on foolishness, and some of those words are at odds with each other. Do not answer a fool according to his folly,     or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to … Continue reading

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The Bible Says It’s Good To Be A Know-It-All

I ran across an interesting line in Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight … (Philippians 1:9.) What? Smart people are … Continue reading

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How To Tell If You’re Really A Christian

Have you ever taken a spiritual gift test? These are quizzes that typically ask about your likes and dislikes, how you view your personality, and what you think about God and the Bible. Most spiritual gift tests will then tell you … Continue reading

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The Purity Culture Isn’t Pure

I was reading in Colossians last night and ran across this passage: Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules: … Continue reading

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