Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Bible Memes You Never See

I’m thinking of publishing a new Scripture translation. I’m going to call it The Meme Bible. Meme – a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users. Bible … Continue reading

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Listening To The Wrong God’s Voice

I thought I heard the voice of God. It wasn’t. No matter how much I wanted it to be, it wasn’t. It’s not that I didn’t ask. I did. It was in my prayers daily. “God, if this isn’t your … Continue reading

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Is There Life in the Spirit and Death in the Ten Commandments?

Paul wrote: “Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, … Continue reading

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Living the Christian Life Is Not About You

What it takes to live the Christian life:

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I Don’t Read the Bible to Please God

Motivation is odd. Something I find compelling would be a complete bore to someone else. I might say “I like to do this because …” and someone else might respond “I don’t care about either of those things.” One person’s … Continue reading

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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 Couple That Chores Together Snores Together

I was joking with Bronwyn and Ellen over coffee about me having a week off and planning to do a lot of running around to get things done with my wife. “The couple that chores together snores together,” I told … Continue reading

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Embracing the Tack

[After years working with college students on California campuses, my friends Joe and Allison Priola have begin a new ministry called Cru City San Diego. Their focus now is on young adults who are navigating jobs and families and all … Continue reading

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Bullies and the Love of God

[From the archives.] *** Bullying is bad. I should know. You probably think I’m about to go into a story from my childhood about how I was bullied. Well, I could. But I’m not going to. You see, while it’s true … 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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