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Why Do Christians Do Stuff?
There are a fair amount of folks who call themselves Christians and they do a fair amount of goodly things in the world. But, when you get down to gears, why do Christians do stuff? What’s their ultimate aim? Their … Continue reading
To Whom Do We Sing On Sunday?
When Christians gather for corporate worship, we sing. The style of music, the use of instruments, the skill of the congregation may all differ, but the presence of singing in Christian worship is a constant. The Church Jesus rescued by … Continue reading
Who Do Our Kids Think They Are?
This article was originally published at Homefront Magazine. Within the past six years, the Lord has gifted my wife and me with three beautiful daughters. Amidst the numerous joys of these birthing years, giving them their names was particularly special: … Continue reading
Seven Signs of a Proud Heart
Jonathan Edwards once wrote: Spiritual pride takes many forms and shapes, one under another, and encompasses the heart like the layers of an onion: when you pull off one, there is another underneath. Therefore, we have need to have the … Continue reading
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3 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Kid
In their book, The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt pinpoint the “Great Untruths” our kids are being taught, often unintentionally, that are hurting them in pervasive and significant ways. You can find (these Untruths) on … Continue reading
12 Questions to Detect Pride
Humility is something Christians often praise, but often fail to possess in our daily thoughts, feelings, or actions. It’s something we love in other people. Like a beautiful gem in the earth, it’s rare and regularly disregarded by passersby as … Continue reading
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
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
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