But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 02:56

Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness

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Do you ever think about how much we complain? We complain about the weather: too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. We complain about our jobs: deadlines, difficult bosses, co-workers. We complain about our families: our spouses, children, in-laws. We complain about life: traffic, waiting rooms, jury...

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As I’ve written before, there are many, many books that teach eternal subordination of the Son (ESS). Books for women, books for children, even notes in a very popular study Bible teach ESS. Most of the time, I’m not surprised when ESS shows up in a book, especially if the author has...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 02:56

Struggling to be Free or Free to Struggle?

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I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Gal 2:20, NASB What should the Christian life look … Continue reading Struggli...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 02:29

Talking with Our Children about Death

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“Is she going to die?” That’s what my boys wanted to know when we told them how sick their Bisabuela[1] was. How do we answer that question and other questions about death that our children ask? Talking about death is uncomfortable, isn’t it? As a culture, we...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 06:22

Resources on Anxiety

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As you may be aware, I’ve struggled most of my life with anxiety.  I’ve been doing some research into Christian books on anxiety and worry to get a feel for what resources are available to recommend. The good news is there are solid books out there. Unfortunately, there are...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 03:51

Book Update

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I’m excited to announce that I have a book contract with P&R Publishing! My book is on the relationship between men and women and how we should live and work together in the home, church, and society. I want to help move the conversation beyond the current focus on authority and...

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Sunday, 01 July 2018 23:00

Can Men and Women Be Friends?

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Can men and women be friends? Our society often says we can’t. As Billy Crystal explains in When Harry Met Sally, “Men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.” And sex is what everything is about these days. We’re so saturated in it that...

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 07:14

No, I’m Not a Feminist or an Egalitarian

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“Watch out for her. She’s a feminist!” “She says she’s not, but clearly she’s a closet egalitarian.” “She’s a thin complementarian” “No, an anorexic one.” Words are powerful, as are labels. They can be helpful. They can be...

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Thursday, 28 December 2017 22:00

Top 10 Posts of 2017

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2017 has been an interesting year. Looking back over the top 10 posts for my blog, I noticed that the debate over the eternal subordination of the Son continues to be a topic of interest. Unsurprisingly, this year’s salvation by faith alone debate was also one of the big topics as were...

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For the last several years, I have been reading the Bible through each year. I’ve used several different plans, and there are elements of each that I’ve really enjoyed. A couple of years ago I decided to do something different. I like the idea of reading each book through so that you...

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017 04:41

What is Love?

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Christmas day has come and gone again. But the themes of the advent/Christmas season, hope, joy, peace, and love, are important all year. Love is an especially important theme. Our society tells us that love means accepting people just as they are. It tells us that love is that warm, tingling...

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Sunday, 17 December 2017 16:07

Christian, Where is Your Joy?

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Four common themes discussed during the Advent/Christmas season are Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. The last two weeks, I’ve posted articles on hope and peace. Today, I want to consider joy. What is joy? As Christians, what is the source of our joy? What does joy look like in our daily lives?...

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 01:00

Articles on Other Sites

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I’ve had the privilege the last few months to write for a couple of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelical websites. I’ve been meaning to make note of them here and link to the articles I’ve written. I’ll try to do so more quickly with the next ones, but to catch up, here...

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 18:03

The God of Peace

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The second Advent focus is peace. Peace means so much more than the kids are quiet and not arguing so I can read my favorite book. It’s also more than an absence of war between nations. What follows is an article I wrote a few years ago about the true meaning of peace. In November … Con...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017 14:00

Christian, Where is your Hope?

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13, ESV) Hope is the first of the four themes for advent. All too often we speak of hope in a wishful way. “I hope I make it … Continue...

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