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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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Oh … You Can’t Get to Heaven

We took a lot of car vacations when I was a kid. A lot. We’d drive thousands of miles pulling a trailer behind the wagon. For the kids who got to sit in the “way back” as we called it, … Continue reading

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Dads Caring for Kids – parenting, not babysitting, one hairdo at a time

[Updated from the archives.] Doyin Richards was on paternity leave when his wife was rushing off to work and fretted about not having time to do their daughter’s hair. He told her to leave it to him, and decided her … Continue reading

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Parenting Skills and Courtroom Behavior

[Updated from the archives.] *** Courtrooms are formal and stuffy places, right? Serious business goes on there and everyone is on their best behavior, aren’t they? Would anyone act inappropriately? The answer to each of those questions is “You’d be … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for the Lamb

[Updated from the archives.] *** Lots of people like to have turkey on Thanksgiving. I’ve decided to focus on the Thanksgiving Lamb. If you offer an animal from the flock as a fellowship offering to the Lord, you are to … 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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Missing the Point of Father’s Day

(From the archives) *** Last Sunday was Father’s Day and my wife and I sat in church together listening to a guest speaker give a message about parents and children and God’s love. During the sermon a father was walking … Continue reading

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The World’s Best Homework Club

[I told Aimee Byrd (the Housewife Theologian) about the homework ministry my wife started at our house and wondered whether I should write on it some time. Aimee said, “Yes you should!” So you can blame Aimee for this post.] *** The … Continue reading

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Royal Childhood Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Royalty has its privileges, that’s for sure. But it isn’t always easy being a child in line for the throne. As one chronicler is quoted in a recent article: “How can a child grow into a normal adult if the … Continue reading

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God the Magic Prayer Genie

People get so mad when God doesn’t give them what they want! After all, doesn’t the Bible say that all we have to do is ask and God will grant our wishes? Take delight in the Lord, and he will give … Continue reading

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