Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Embracing the Tack

[After years working with college students on California campuses, my friends Joe and Allison Priola have begin a new ministry called Cru City San Diego. Their focus now is on young adults who are navigating jobs and families and all … Continue reading

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Bullies and the Love of God

[From the archives.] *** Bullying is bad. I should know. You probably think I’m about to go into a story from my childhood about how I was bullied. Well, I could. But I’m not going to. You see, while it’s true … Continue reading

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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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Achieving Peace Is Not the End of the Matter

[I have a guest post at Jeannie Prinsen’s blog today. Here’s the opening, along with a link to the full post at her blog Little House on the Circle.] We don’t use the phrase “public servant” much these days but … Continue reading

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Fellowship Farewell

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God Doesn’t Demand 100% Agreement From You

An Oregon church’s worship ministry guidelines took a lot of heat recently for including a position that being overweight could be a disqualification from playing and singing in the band. When the outcry against the superficiality of that rule grew loud enough the … Continue reading

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Listening To The Wrong God’s Voice

I thought I heard the voice of God. It wasn’t. No matter how much I wanted it to be, it wasn’t. It’s not that I didn’t ask. I did. It was in my prayers daily. “God, if this isn’t your … Continue reading

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The Darkest of Deeds on that First Good Friday

A dark deed … and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (Acts 2:23.) … led to calling this day Good Friday … Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, … Continue reading

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The Easy Way To Do Wrong

  Doing what we think right, whether it is or not, is as old as time. From the early days of the nation God gathered together: In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. (Judges … Continue reading

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Obfuscation – the spiritual gift you can do without

Don’t be this guy: Obfuscation can’t be a real spiritual gift? It depends on which spirit you are talking about. As C.S. Lewis pointed out in Perelandra, “There are spirits and spirits you know.” Some spirits mislead people into rebellion. … Continue reading

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