Category: God

The Danger of Bypassing Your Emotions

Have you ever stuffed your emotions because you thought they couldn’t be trusted? I did, for most of my young adult life. In fact, I stuffed my emotions because I thought it…

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The Compassionate Truth About Judgment

One of the greatest stumbling blocks to Christianity, especially among those who are drawn to the idea of a loving, compassionate God, is the Bible’s teaching on judgment. As the Apostles’ Creed says, at the…

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The Question of Pain

No one has ever asked me directly. But over the last eight years since my son died, I have often contemplated whether I—if given the opportunity—would erase the pain. If I had…

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Saying “No Thanks” to Political Correctness

Often, it seems that Christians must choose between: a) political incorrectness—which can turn into a stance against secular culture (truth-without-grace), and b) political correctness—which can turn into a capitulation to secular culture (grace-without-truth). I don’t like either of these…

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Three Practical Pursuits: The Bible is Not Just for our Information, But for our Transformation

The Bible makes the same claim of itself. Paul wrote to Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God…[so] that the man of God may be complete” (1 Timothy 3:16,17 emphasis mine).…

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Predetermined Praise

One of the things I believe each of us must do daily is to choose our attitude. If you don’t choose it, your day will choose it for you. I’ve lived on…

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Walking With Doubters

Acollege student can’t reconcile her faith with what a professor said in class — and concludes the fault must lie in her faith. A teen, concerned with social justice, wonders how a…

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Grace, Mercy, and Peace

I was speaking to someone recently about the old computer operating system DOS. I remember as a kid learning how to write programs for DOS. We were taught to increase each command…

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Should I Be Allowed to Check My Spouse’s Phone?

? By: Dave Willis Recently I received a message through my Facebook page from a wife struggling with a very common issue in modern marriages. To paraphrase her message, she said, “My husband always has his cell phone…

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Grief with Good Theology

Grief with Good Theology “God, I know you’re not mean, but it feels like it today.” My wife, Sarah, and I were sitting—devastated—in the car outside our doctor’s office. My wife’s blunt…

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