The Manhattan Declaration

I have to confess that I have just recently read this document (which you can read by clicking  here) that has been released for almost a month now.  Due to the arrival of Owen (our one month-old) the opportunity for leisurely reading has been replaced with feedings, burpings and changings. Nevertheless, I have read it and […]

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“Husbands, love your wives…”

It’s a simple appeal, but it’s loaded with information that needs to be unpacked. Most of us, upon reading these words, immediately put them in the context in which they appear in Ephesians 5:22-33.  There we are told to love our wives “as Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her.”  It is […]

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I have to confess that at this time of the year (whether you call it Halloween or Fall Festivities), I rather enjoy the idea of being scared.  For a while now I’ve been trying to talk my wife into renting a scary movie that will ultimately result in loss of sleep and acute jumpiness at […]

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The Failure of Anger

I love the book of James. I know Martin Luther thought it should be burned, but I like it. In this letter, the half-brother of Jesus and pastor of the church in Jerusalem gives what I consider to be the most clear and practical applications of the gospel of Jesus in the life of a […]

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Support Your Local Coffee Shop

If anyone reading this blog truly knows me, they know that I loves me some coffee. I started drinking the beautiful nectar when a missions team my wife and I were on visited Ireland.  With the damp climate, my allergies went nuts and my breathing resembled Darth Vader smoking a pipe.  Someone on the team […]

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When God Reveals My Idols

God has a way of smacking me in the face. I’ve been reading The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (great book by the way) and what I read today hit me right between the eyes.  In the section on sin and its effects on the whole man, Keller states that seeming “respectable sins” (thank […]

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