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Safe Friends Are Dangerous to Our Soul

Greg Morse: Your soul needs friends who are willing to risk wounding your pride in the moment for the long-term good of your soul. The world cares nothing for our eternal good. Ungodly friends cheer us on toward destruction. They … Continue reading

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Becoming Those You Befriend

The Bible is chalk full of warnings about powerful influence others can have on us, for better or worse. For example: “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20 “Do not … Continue reading

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Are You a Sponge, Sword, or Stone?

Kevin DeYoung, in his excellent little e-book, “The Gift of Friendship,” offers a word picture that should make us all ask, “Which kind of friend am I?” We all know the proverb: “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” … Continue reading

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The Friend I Really Need

There are countless characters in the Bible I have a fondness for. Men and women whom I think to be particularly tender and loving. John the Apostle always sounds like a loving Pastor/Father who wants nothing more than for me … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

A Theology of Singleness. “One of the things I think the gay-marriage debate has revealed is that many evangelicals do not have a robust theology of singleness.” You Don’t Know Who Your Friends Are Until… Hmmmmm. Yes. “You don’t really … Continue reading

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Two Tips for Confrontation

I am reading a great little book on pastoral ministry by Lee Eclov called, Pastoral Graces. A few days ago I came across Lee’s two tips for helping confrontation and thought them worthy to share. Someone once praised me for … Continue reading

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Do You Admit You Have Blindspots?

In the last Saturday Post I linked to an article about blind spots, but the article’s message so resonated with me that I thought to quote the main section of it here. Talking specifically about his writing, Russ Ramsey shares … Continue reading

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