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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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Does the Apostle Paul Really Contradict Jesus?

I hesitate to say the Bible disagrees with itself. I find an elegant consistency when read as a whole. But I will say I find apparent discrepancies that require examination. One of them has to do with fathers. Don’t call … Continue reading

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How to Know When It’s Time to Be Humble

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5.) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not … Continue reading

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How To Win Every Social Media Argument Ever

[A post on internet kindness, updated from the archives.] Some on social media appear to think that any disagreement must be met with repeated efforts to convince the other person they’re wrong. And when I say repeated, I mean re-pea-ted. … Continue reading

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How to Handle Scandal – a Biblical guide for Christian leaders today

Scandal. It’s been with God’s people for thousands of years. You might say it began with Adam and Eve scandalously eating the forbidden fruit. Then there was Abraham’s scandalous habit of trying to save his own skin by allowing local … Continue reading

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John Piper’s “Proud Canvas” – a misunderstanding of the artistry of God

Your life in Christ is not a life of rags that God uses to get some dirty work done, and then later he’ll clean you up a bit. No, your life in Christ is as a new creation made perfect … Continue reading

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The Simple Trick To Making Water Flow Uphill

Water always fills the lowest places first. The lower, the emptier a man lies before God, the speedier and the fuller the inflow of the divine glory will be. Andrew Murray, Humility (Quoted at Laura Martin’s Enough Light) Water Flows Downhill? … Continue reading

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Getting Into The Jumpseat For Jesus

This headline  – “Delta CEO Gives Up Seat For Struggling Mom” – made me think of Luke 14:7-11. When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: “When someone invites … Continue reading

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