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  • The Funny Thing about Humility

    The funny thing about humility and arrogance is that they can masquerade as each other. When I made my first serious venture into writing, I entered my unpublished novel in a writing contest but didn’t even make the finals. I arrived at the writing conference where the winner would be announced worried that the trip …[ read more ]

  • The Dangerous Idol You May Accidentally Be Worshiping

    Sometimes I wonder why God doesn’t just neatly bubble-wrap His followers. Have you asked that question? (Okay, maybe not that question, but something like it.) Idols are sly and slippery things that surreptitiously supplant our Savior from His station in our soul’s sight. If we aren’t watchful, we can find ourselves in a dark place because …[ read more ]

  • Why I’ve Given Up on Open Doors

    There are many doors in the Bible, but God concerns Himself, primarily, with two. The first, he mentions to Cain in Genesis 4:7: “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule …[ read more ]

  • We’re Going to Need a Bigger Millstone (Sexual Abuse and the Church)

    It’s not hard or bold or courageous to condemn sexual abuse in the church. Once pedophilia, pornography, rape or unwanted sexual advances by men and women purporting to be Christians make the headlines, condemning their actions is necessary, but it costs nothing. It’s a stone tossed onto a pile of rubble burying the perpetrators, but …[ read more ]

  • The Sweet Agony That Is This Time We’ve Been Given

    Life is an extraordinary thing. Just when you think you’ve nailed it, an unexpected development greets you at the corner and you’re sitting curbside rubbing your head trying to remember where you were going before – before the thing, Before you met the girl who you know will change everything, Before you got the diagnosis …[ read more ]