Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

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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Achieving Peace Is Not the End of the Matter

[I have a guest post at Jeannie Prinsen’s blog today. Here’s the opening, along with a link to the full post at her blog Little House on the Circle.] We don’t use the phrase “public servant” much these days but … Continue reading

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Fellowship Farewell

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God Doesn’t Demand 100% Agreement From You

An Oregon church’s worship ministry guidelines took a lot of heat recently for including a position that being overweight could be a disqualification from playing and singing in the band. When the outcry against the superficiality of that rule grew loud enough the … Continue reading

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