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And What Is Your Idol?

Aug 7, 2020

Have you been involved in any idolatry lately?

It was John Calvin who so very rightly said that the human heart is “a perpetual factory of idols.” As such, C. S. Lewis was also perfectly right when

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Yes, Seek Justice and Vindication

Aug 4, 2020

Christians should pray the imprecatory psalms:

While divine justice will fully and finally be meted out in the next life, Christians can and should seek to see justice carried out in the here and now. Indeed, that is what I

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Where Are the Real Shepherds?

Aug 2, 2020

Where are the bold prophetic voices that are so much needed today?

Now more than ever we need Christian leaders who will stand up and be counted. We need shepherds who will actually lead and not just follow. We need

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C. S. Lewis and Redeeming the Past

Aug 1, 2020

What seemed like a wasted youth lead to an incredible career:

We are all created differently, so we all have different stories, different interests, different goals, and so on. Some people for example have never read a book in their

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More Memorable Quotes from J. I. Packer

Jul 20, 2020

Here are more key quotes from Jim Packer:

One can never get enough of James Packer. His books are goldmines of biblical and theological truth, learning, insight and wisdom. The world has lost a mighty man of God, but heaven

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Memorable Quotes from J. I. Packer

Jul 19, 2020

The late J. I. Packer left us with hundreds of important quotes:

Having just passed away at age 93, the renowned evangelical leader, theologian, and educator J. I. Packer has left behind a rich legacy, especially in his many books

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Spurgeon, Depression, and Suffering Christians

Jul 13, 2020

We can learn from Spurgeon and others when we struggle with depression:

While some Christians may think that no blood-bought child of God should ever deal with depression, plenty of them do nonetheless. Indeed, visit any Christian bookstore and you

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Loving Truth, Hating Lies

Jul 11, 2020

To love the truth is to hate the lies:

I have often written about the importance of truth, and how Christians especially must love the truth. All those who claim to follow Christ will of course love God, and since

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On Fools

Jul 10, 2020

What the Bible has to say about fools is quite relevant for today:

Have you ever felt like you are surrounded by fools? Well, you likely are! We are indeed surrounded by fools – no question about it. Incredibly bad

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Suffering and Worldviews

Jul 3, 2020

Christians should have a far different response to suffering than atheists:

Can one accept the reality of God and of suffering, and not have a fundamental contradiction? For thousands of years philosophers and theologians have argued that we can indeed

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Jun 27, 2020

We can learn much from the history of ancient Israel:

History is there to learn from. But what we are seeing with the destruction of statues and monuments by the radical secular left is a war on history. All tyrants

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Reflections On Heaven (And Spurgeon)

Jun 26, 2020

We likely think too little about heaven, and not too much:

So, I was thinking last night… Of course that is as useful as saying ‘I was breathing last night’! I am ALWAYS thinking – especially when I am trying

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Anger, Prayer, and the Justice of God

Jun 21, 2020

Christians can rightly get angry about evil and injustice:

As a Christian, do you ever get angry? I do. And there is a place for it. Recall that Ephesians 4:26 (quoting Psalm 4:4), says that we can be angry, but

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