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Before the Foundation of the World

Obedience, of course, is a good thing. Our Father delights to see His children embracing His wisdom, heeding His warnings, walking in the joy that is His law. When we dance in His presence we presage the beauty and glory … Continue reading

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Jesus Changes Everything

It was likely driven by my own personal spirit of Eyeore. Either that, or I just like being unconventional. Our class was asked what event in the Bible we thought was the most significant of all. Eighty percent picked the … Continue reading

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The Scandal of the Gospel

All of us, both within and without the church, face the temptation of being legalists when dealing with others’ sins against us, and antinomians when dealing with our sins against others. We want those we have perceived to have wronged … Continue reading

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Chickens, Eggs and Roman Catholicism

One should not, after centuries of such folly, be surprised when Roman Catholicism exposes its shameful pride. As our senses have grown dull, they’ve become more brazen with each passing year. They, after all, are the one true church. They … Continue reading

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We’re So Vain

Some things we never quite leave behind this side of the veil. Try as we might to mature and to grow beyond this peculiar brand of foolishness, I’m afraid that at heart we are still junior high girls. Our problem … Continue reading

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The Children’s Crusade

We have a battle to win, a great enemy to destroy. We are called to an epic struggle that spans the epochs, from the garden of Eden to the Garden City of the New Jerusalem. We have a kingdom to … Continue reading

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A Letter to an Unbelieving Friend on How Best to Live

Dear Unbelieving Friend, My life, I am persuaded, would fall apart in a heap in a moment were I not a servant of the Lord. Though it is true that Jesus is the very font of my happiness, that is … Continue reading

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Knowledge Without Zeal

When Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, describes the church as the body of Christ he spoke more wisely than we fools tend to hear. As is the habit of the modern evangelical church, we take the full, … Continue reading

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Made This Way

No one should be surprised, though of course it makes no sense, when unbelievers complain about God’s judgment. Romans 1 tells us that they know God is, they know He is almighty, and they know they are in for it. … Continue reading

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A Higher Power

It is not a difficult thing to discern the nature of someone else’s god. Some people carry their religion on their sleeve, advertising their spiritual commitments on bumper stickers or t-shirts. You can tell the Amish by their clothing, even … Continue reading

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