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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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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What If I Stumble?

"If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared." Psalm 130:4-5 (NASB) Think back for a moment to the last time someone sinned against you. I mean actually sinned against you. That is, they offended you in a way that was a violation …

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A Body of One?

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!" - Psalm 133:1 (NASB) For most professing Christians in America, the religion we practice is such a relatively comfortable and unthreatening experience that we often are oblivious to two fundamental realities: 1) Christians exist outside our geographic boundaries, and 2) …

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