Struggles and Sins

Some saints struggle more than others. I don’t know why. But it happens. Right now, I’m not going to analyze the whys. I just want to make the observation and point out an error that sometimes results from the observable fact that some saints struggle to progress in the Christian life at the same pace … More Struggles and Sins

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If I Do Not Love to Be with Jesus, Do I Love Him at All?

I love being with my wife. It doesn’t really matter what we are doing. I love being with her. Driving, watching TV, eating a meal, reading together, traveling, hiking, even walking (I don’t walk with anyone but her, generally, I hate walking.). Any time with my bride is a joy. I love her smile, her … More If I Do Not Love to Be with Jesus, Do I Love Him at All?

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God Hates.

God Hates Sin. And he has good reason to hate sin. It breaks his moral law. It deprives human beings of their full flourishing. It brings pain and heart-ache to others. It creates destruction and violence in the world. It destroys the beauty of his creation. And the list goes on . . .  God’s … More God Hates.

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves

No nation produces better novelists than Russia. It isn’t even close. Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pasternack, Chekhov, Nabakov, Solzhenitsyn, Turgenev, these are men whose greatest books are worthy of being read multiple times and who have enraptured the imagination of millions all over the world. Crime and Punishment and the Brothers Karamozov by Dostoevsky are filled with such … More The Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Resolves and Grace

Grace. Unmerited favor. The free and unmerited favor of God whereby He freely bestows His blessings and forgiveness on sinners. Grace is the healing generosity of God that touches us so powerfully that nothing is ever quite the same again. —Calvin Miller A faithful band of men and women at Trinity Church have been seeking … More Resolves and Grace

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