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More Lessons From the Life of Whitefield

Feb 23, 2018

The other day I penned a piece about the life and ministry of the great evangelist George Whitefield. It was largely based on the two-volume, 1200-page biography by Arnold Dallimore. There are so many lessons for us today that we

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Lessons from the Life of Whitefield

Feb 19, 2018

For those few ferociously faithful followers of this website, you may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet here for the past few days. That is because I have been rather busy, and the main thing occupying my

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Suffering as Divine Discipline

Feb 18, 2018

Suffering is a universal phenomenon. We all suffer in various ways, and we all have questions as to why we do. Like Job of old, we may have plenty of questions about suffering, but we may not always get the

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Jeremiah and the Suffering of God

Feb 14, 2018

The true prophet identifies with and represents the people of God before God, but he also identifies with and represents God before the people of God. Jeremiah is a classic example of this. Here I want to highlight both of

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Who Is Your Spiritual Mentor?

Feb 11, 2018

Most Christians have someone in their lives who has inspired them, encouraged them, helped to disciple them, and who they greatly look up to. Often it is a Christian friend or a pastor or someone from a local fellowship. But

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And Five More Really Dumb Christian Copouts

Feb 9, 2018

Getting a biblically balanced outlook on various issues is often quite difficult to achieve. Usually we have a lot of muddled and misguided thinking in our churches when it comes to so many contentious social and moral issues of the

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Sex Scandals and Public Office

Feb 8, 2018

There is nothing new about sex scandals. And there is nothing new about public office. Sadly, there is also not much new about sex scandals involving those in public office. And we have just had another very public case of

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Recalcitrants Versus the Rainbow Ruling Class

Feb 7, 2018

In our brave new world of radical minority activist groups effectively taking over entire cultures, things are looking very bleak indeed for anyone who dares to resist the revolution. The militants have now become extremely powerful as the political world,

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Lessons from the Book of Numbers

Feb 4, 2018

There are numerous spiritual lessons to be learned from the fourth book of the Old Testament. While many Christians may have given up on reading through the OT by the time they get to Leviticus and Numbers, perseverance is vital.

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Sports Fans, God, and the Christian Life

Jan 29, 2018

Believe it or not, there are some parallels between sporting enthusiasts, and how we might go about living the Christian life. And with what just occurred over the weekend, I have some quite well-known sporting moments to draw upon here.

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Three Cheers For Lament

Jan 28, 2018

One might argue that only a morose and maudlin melancholic or a moody misanthrope would dare to write such a piece (let alone offer such poor alliteration). OK, I confess, I am not exactly Mr Joe Bubbly. But one need

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On Christian Forgiveness

Jan 22, 2018

Here is a truth you can bank on. The devil loves to stir up nonbelievers to hate on you, abuse you, misuse you, mistreat you, lie about you, and attack you. But – and this is the really worrying bit

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