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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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C. S. Lewis on Miracles

Jul 28, 2020

Some gems from the classic Lewis volume, Miracles:

The first time I bought a copy of the 1947 classic work Miracles by C. S. Lewis was way back in 1975. Some 45 years later I bought my newest copy of

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Can God Sin? Round Two

Jul 24, 2020

Could God ever choose to sin?

As has often been said, Christian beliefs are simple enough for a child to understand and believe. But they are also deep enough and complex enough to have exercised the greatest minds in human

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On God Talk

Jul 21, 2020

How are we to understand religious language and talk about God?

We humans talk about God all the time. But to do so accurately and faithfully can be a very daunting task indeed. One could rightly say that it takes

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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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Notable Christians: J. I. Packer

Jul 18, 2020

A remarkable evangelical teacher and theologian has just passed away:

One of the greatest and most influential evangelical leaders of our time has just passed away at 93 years of age. James Innell Packer was certainly one of the leading

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Would Jesus Violate the Law?

Jul 17, 2020

Was Jesus a lawbreaker?

A few hours ago I wrote a piece entitled “Would Jesus Wear a Face Mask?” It was of course all rather hypothetical, since there were no face masks back then – at least for medical purposes.

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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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Are We Christians Or Secular Humanists?

Jun 28, 2020

More evidence that too many Christians think and act like pagans:

Christians are in the world to have an impact and an influence on non-Christians. At least that is how it is supposed to work. But more often than not,

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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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The Goodness of God

Jun 15, 2020

This is another remarkable attribute of our God:

There is nothing greater to think about, study, or meditate upon, than God and his attributes. If I was allowed only to read, think and write about this one thing alone, I

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On How Not To Read Scripture

Jun 9, 2020

Are you an approved workman as you handle God’s word?

Because even Spirit-filled believers are still finite and fallen and fallible, none of us of course will ever get the reading and interpreting of Scripture completely right. Nonetheless, one can

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Reflections on Psalm 2 

Jun 4, 2020

Psalm 2 offers us great news as we think of the murderous thugs ruling the earth right now:

Consider all the evil dictators, murderous rulers, and diabolical tyrants that people have had to endure over the years. They have terrorised

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Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner?

Jun 1, 2020

Thoughts on ‘love the sinner, hate the sin’:

There are plenty of maxims, sayings, and clichés that routinely flow from the lips of believers. Some are more or less faithful to biblical truth while some are much less so. The

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