Tag Archives: fruit of the Spirit

Beth Moore’s Letter Draws Fire From a Man Writing Without Substance

Jesus said that those who abide in him will bear good fruit. (John 15.) I sometimes consider that when I see how two people address the same point. It came up the other day with Beth Moore and Seth Dunn. … Continue reading

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The Top Test to Decide if a Woman’s Call to Be a Preacher Is Legitimate

There are people who insist women can’t be pastors, preachers and church leaders, claiming that the Bible forbids it. They set this up as a rule which cannot be violated. Another word for a rule that can’t be violated is … Continue reading

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Your Works Are Not Your Holiness – a response to John Piper’s problems with faith

The problem with John Piper not leaving well enough alone In an article published last month, John Piper states: The only kind of faith that counts for justification is the kind that produces love — the kind that bears the … Continue reading

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Jesus Conquered the Law, Sin and Death

Toward the end of his letter to the Corinthian believers, Paul wrote: The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Masculinity and Femininity

It is arrogance in us to call frankness, fairness, and chivalry ‘masculine’ when we see them in a woman; it is arrogance in them to describe a man’s sensitiveness or tact or tenderness as ‘feminine.’ (C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed.) … Continue reading

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The quality I’d like isn’t found in a Facebook quiz

I took a Facebook quiz – one of those where a website looks at your Facebook information and comes up with some supposed insights about you – and it gave me this: Not bad, right? You might think that last … Continue reading

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Be Gentle and Kind, Not Clever

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. (Philippians 4:5.) I need to remember that. Especially in this season, I need to remember. ***

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Note to Self on Internet Rancor

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The Foolishness of Trying

The Bible has strong words on foolishness, and some of those words are at odds with each other. Do not answer a fool according to his folly,     or you yourself will be just like him. Answer a fool according to … Continue reading

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The Bible Says It’s Good To Be A Know-It-All

I ran across an interesting line in Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight … (Philippians 1:9.) What? Smart people are … Continue reading

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