Monthly Archives: October 2003

Why Be Separate

Darren at LivingRoom quotes Letty Russell This fear of difference is reinforced by a dualistic view of church and world that assigns good spiritual aspects to the church and evil material aspects to the surrounding world in the context of … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

Well, it’s that time of year again. I know this is a big deal with some Christians. It’s not for me. IMHO, Halloween is all about candy and kids dressing up in cute costumes. But if you are one of … Continue reading

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Temptation: Just Run Away

I read a heartbreaking blog entry earlier today, about a pastor who apparently chose to commit adultery. And I also blogged a few days ago about a relative of mine who committed fornication and is now pregnant out of wedlock. … Continue reading

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The Celestial Railroad

I hadn’t heard of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Celestial Railroad before. If you’ve read Pilgrim’s Progress, you ought to read this too.

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Doing What’s Right

Alice (not her real name) is an 18 year old Christian young lady. Bob (not his real name) is a youth pastor in his mid-20s. Alice’s youth pastor, to be exact. Also her fiance. And the father of her unborn … Continue reading

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Omnipotence

God is omnipotent. But that doesn’t mean God can do _anything_ at all. In fact, there are several things God cannot do. Omnipotence means _nothing is too hard for God_. Jeremiah 32:17, 27 contains the following exchange: “Ah Lord God! … Continue reading

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Everyone Welcome?

Leighton Tebay asks if church should be for committed Christians only, or if Christians with less of a committment should be included. Should a church accept everyone regardless of their commitment to Jesus Christ?

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Christians Stink

Let’s be honest: Christians stink! Or at least, we ought to. 2 Corinthians 2:15-16 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma … Continue reading

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RC Sproul Jr on Antinomianism

RC Sproul Jr on Antinomianism Such a doctrine earns its stripes as the glorious gospel in a simple enough manner?it is the enemy of legalism. Add to that how soft and sweet it looks. Legalists, after all, are those grim … Continue reading

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Hanging Out With Sinners

“You know, the Pharisees criticized Jesus for hanging out with sinners, too.” I’ve heard/read comments to that effect many times. It’s usually trotted out any time one Christian criticizes another for being too involved with the world. It’s used as … Continue reading

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