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5 Ways God Doesn’t Act Like We Think He Should

I have been slowly reading through Exodus for my devotions and it’s been delicious. One of the particular ways it is helping me is by exposing many of our time-honored assumptions as painfully false. Here are five I’ve picked up … Continue reading

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Three Counsels for the Hard Path

I recently had the opportunity to give the following address at the 8th grade graduation ceremony for the Independent Learning Academy in Orange County. I want to thank the Independent Learning Academy leadership, parents, and students for the privilege and … Continue reading

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The Ordinary & Magnificent Church

Pastor Dustin Benge: I grew up in a small Southern Baptist church in eastern Kentucky. Four generations of my family had attended the church, and my great-great-grandparents were buried nearby. My grandpa drove the church bus, and my mom played … Continue reading

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Don’t Exchange Fake News for Faker News

Julie Masson offers a needed warning and some sound counsel for those rightly wary of being duped by fake news : We are currently dealing with some people in our lives who wholeheartedly distrust any “mainstream media.” But they believe … Continue reading

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Bible Reading Plans for 2021

It is 2021! God help us. If you are like many, you have a list of resolutions to improve yourself in the new year. And, like my friend Sam Luce says, that’s a good thing when done with the cross … Continue reading

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Why Christmas?

At Christmas, we Christians remember and celebrate the incredible event where God became a man. Charles Spurgeon expressed the proper kind of admiration we ought to have when thinking about such an event: Infinite, and an infant—eternal, and yet born … Continue reading

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I Want to Be An Ass

Ever since I became a Christian in high school, I have regularly exchanged my heroes. At first, my heroes were men like David or Hezekiah who, in moments of crisis, courageously risked life and limb so God would be honored … Continue reading

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Unconditional Affirmation is Not Love

Last night, at our home group, we opened the Word and discussed this last Sunday’s sermon text on 1 John 4:7-21 which offers a compelling picture of where love comes from, what love looks like, and how we can enjoy … Continue reading

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We Must Not Grow Deaf, Blind, or Callous to the Genocide of Our Unborn Neighbors

Joe Rigney recently tweeted a thread concerning abortion that is well worth your time to read and contemplate. Below is the full text, complete with pictures and links. A Twitter Thread on Abortion Watching some Christians react to election news … Continue reading

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A Few Proverbs for Election Week in 2020

So, as you know, America is knee deep in an exhausting and elongated election week. On both sides of the aisle, the tensions are high, the hot takes are plentiful, and the volume is deafening. On both sides of the … Continue reading

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