The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

“Whenever a man is praised it is meet for him to think about his sins and then consider, he should say ‘I am unworthy of the things that are said about me.” —Anonymous One of my professor colleagues at the seminary I taught at in California had a raw bluntness that cut through false modesty … More The Awkwardness of Praise and the Cancer it Feeds

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Humility and Pride

Wednesday is for Thinking Much of the best progress in the Christian life involves finding new opportunities to be humble and to beat down our pride. It is part of striving not to grow weary in well doing (Gal. 6:9). Sometimes, it’s hard and I am so glad I have my long-suffering bride to help … More Humility and Pride

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Beating Demons; Helping Homosexuals; Destroying Sex Trade; Sweden’s Stupidity; Lotteries; and much more

Weekend Links Weekend Links going up a little late this weekend. Had to make two trips to the doctor (nothing serious) but time consuming.  My hope is that all these links will help you love Jesus and your neighbor better. As always, inclusion is not necessarily an endorsement of everything within the link. Better Thinking … More Beating Demons; Helping Homosexuals; Destroying Sex Trade; Sweden’s Stupidity; Lotteries; and much more

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Conquering Pride by Refusing to Work in Our Own Strength

Tuesday Afternoon Musings “The proud person always wants to do the right thing, the great thing. But because he wants to do it in his own strength, he is fighting not with man, but with God.” ― Søren Kierkegaard We are often so saturated with the spirit of the age, the desire to be noticed, … More Conquering Pride by Refusing to Work in Our Own Strength

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“Little Praying is Worse than No Praying”

Wednesday is for Prayer Unfortunately, some people will see the picture associated with this post and discount everything else because the guy looks old and from another century. Get over your prejudice about old people and older books. Honestly, I don’t think I have read a more humbling book or a more timely one than … More “Little Praying is Worse than No Praying”

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