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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A Special Announcement

I am humbled to announce that the Just Thinking podcast, which launched in late-December 2017 as an extension of the Just Thinking blog, has been recognized as the "Best Christian Podcast" of 2018 by the Christian Podcast Community's 2018 Podcast Awards. Click here to listen to the entire awards broadcast, hosted by Andrew Rappaport of …

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The Era of the Angry Black Christian

Image credit: psmag.com As I write this, a line from the Prince song “1999” echoes in the recesses of my mind, “I was dreaming when I wrote this, forgive me if I go astray.” And though I’m not actually dreaming as I write this, I was awakened from my sleep with a sense of urgency …

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