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Nine Questions to Diagnose Theology Idolatry

February 10, 2016
Theology, sadly, can also become an idol—as is everything that we put above God. Love theology, but be aware that if you care more about doctrine than about God, something is desperately wrong.

Ray Ortlund on Strength in Integrity

February 5, 2016
"'Whoever walks in integrity walks securely' (Proverbs 10:9). The word 'integrity' is the key word in Proverbs 10:9. A secure walk is not a matter of clever politics but of personal integrity."

Helping One Another Forsake Sin and Follow Jesus

February 1, 2016
All too often, as believers we don’t realize that the greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth. Our job is not just to help each other feel good but to help each other be good. We often seem to think that our only options are to: 1) speak the truth hurtfully; or 2) say nothing in the name of grace. This is a lie.

The Valley of Vision

January 1, 2016
Nanci and I love The Valley of Vision, which is a collection of brief and profound Puritan prayers compiled by Arthur Bennett. This is the first entry in the book, but what follows is just as good.

The Joy of Forgiveness

November 16, 2015
I heard Corrie ten Boom talk once of meeting a sadistically cruel guard from the death camp Ravensbrück, where she'd been a prisoner. As you read her account of this meeting, marvel at the Messiah's grace, and His empowerment to His people to extend that grace to others.

When Social Media Become Addictive

November 9, 2015
There’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn…there’s nothing wrong with any of these. Used selectively and wisely, in moderation, they can accomplish a good purpose. But when social media and online time is out of control, it can become an addiction—just like anything else.