They Keep Crawling Down

Do you ever struggle with a recurring sin? One that, just when you think you’ve got it conquered for good, manifests itself once again, to your surprise and frustration? And you think, “I can’t believe I did that. Where did that come from? Why do I keep doing that?” It’s discouraging, isn’t it? Well, here’sContinue reading “They Keep Crawling Down”

Maybe You Think They Went Too Far, But Maybe They Didn’t.

Maybe we haven’t gone far enough. Ian D. Campbell writes at the Reformation21 blog: Some of today’s Scottish newspapers are running a story about our local school’s girls’ football team. Against all the odds, they beat off older teams from larger schools all over Scotland, to reach the final of a national tournament sponsored byContinue reading “Maybe You Think They Went Too Far, But Maybe They Didn’t.”

God’s Joy – in a Bird

While I was praying this morning a bird kept singing outside my window. It sounded so joyful. As I listened and enjoyed the song, it made me realize that God even gives joy to birds – birds that, as Scripture sometimes describes the animals, “as having no understanding.” (e.g. the ostrich in Job 39:13-17) WeContinue reading “God’s Joy – in a Bird”

How Do You Admonish Someone on A Debatable Issue in the Church?

The answer to that question is in an email I got after a great discussion we had in our Sunday evening Bible study this week. I’ve posted it below. But let me put it in context for you. Our study of Acts has reached the episode of the Jerusalem Council in chapter 15. This isContinue reading “How Do You Admonish Someone on A Debatable Issue in the Church?”

Reading the Bible Like a Book – Thanks to the Latest ESV’s

I finished reading the last half of the Book of Job today in my ESV Personal Size Reference Edition. I have been trying to read through the Old Testament this year in the ESV (I’m actually quite behind), so when this paragraphed edition came out, I was determined to read it in that edition, whichContinue reading “Reading the Bible Like a Book – Thanks to the Latest ESV’s”

UPDATE TO: Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…

Josh Harris’ dad and renown homeschool advocate Gregg Harris has weighed in on Josh’s remarks that I posted here earlier this week. Gregg is very supportive of Josh’s pleading with his congregation to display humility and unity when it comes to differing approaches to educational choices among fellow believers. Here’s what Gregg said: Hey Josh,Continue reading “UPDATE TO: Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…”

Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…

…is by being gracious to others who don’t educate their children the same way you do. This is a way to show humility and the grace of Christ toward others who haven’t reached the same conclusions as you. Having that grace will drain the tension in the air and breathe the love of Christ. EducationalContinue reading “Another way for Homeschoolers to Have Humility and Strive for Gospel Unity…”