After the Love is Gone

I have a thing for sad love songs. There, I said it. Sad love songs tend to provide insight into the human condition in ways nothing else does. One of the saddest love songs ever written, in my opinion, is When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You by Marvin Gaye (1939-1984). The …

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Lessons Learned In God’s School of Affliction

Note: This article is a guest post by Melissa Harrison.  On this, my forty-third birthday, I have been contemplating how gracious and merciful the Lord has been to me, especially lately. Three weeks ago, I was in a hospital emergency room in extreme pain; the most severe pain I’d ever experienced—even worse than being in …

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Six Reasons the Church in America is Becoming Increasingly Impotent

"We can never worship God acceptably unless we worship him regularly; and how can we do that if we are ignorant of the rules and elements of religion?" Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity My purpose in writing this article is to expound on the tweet below, which expresses my own personal opinions and are …

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The Danger of Discontentment

In 1985, Prince and The Revolution released the critically-acclaimed album Around the World in a Day. The album included two top-10 singles: “Raspberry Beret,” which peaked at number two in the United States, and “Pop Life,” which reached number seven. Though the somewhat playful and whimsical Raspberry Beret was the album’s most successful release, the song Pop …

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The Battlefield of the Mind

If I were to ask you where does Jesus rank among your daily priorities, how would you respond? Would your first impulse be to give a "spiritual" answer—that is, to say what you think you're supposed to say as a Christian—or would you reply with what you know in your heart to be true? These …

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The Christian’s Call To Purity

Lately, I've been ruminating on certain matters that are, or should be, in my opinion at least, of concern to professing evangelical Christians, but that seem to have gotten lost amidst the current climate of socio-political animus that exists, particularly within American evangelicalism. Among those divers concerns is what appears, to me anyway, to be …

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The Majesty of Suffering

"It is a blessed thing to be subject to the sovereignty of God." John Calvin Over the continuum of history there have been questions that have perplexed and discomfited us as human beings. One of the more enigmatic of inquiries has been, and continues to be, why there is suffering in the world. In contemplating …

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