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When I Pray for My Kids

When I pray for my kids, I pray not only for God to save them from their sins, but for God to save them from my own. As their father, my influence carries more weight in their lives than anyone else’s—that is, perhaps, besides mom’s, of course. Nevertheless, as their father, how I interact with my kids will shape how they perceive and respond to the Fatherhood of God.

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A Brief Post on Charlottesville

A Christian’s response to the demonstrations in Charlottesville needs no nuance. So, I’ll be brief. As one who embraces the gospel of Jesus Christ and serves as a pastor of The Hallows Church, I believe that the demonstrations currently taking place in Charlottesville grieve God and arouse His righteous indignation.

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Three Reasons We Complain and Help to Avoid Doing So

Grumbling and complaining cast shade on the brightness of the gospel in our lives. Such an attitude discloses a lack of humility and trust in the sovereign grace and goodness of God. Moreover, grumbling and complaining hinder us from living into our identity as children of God and from executing effectively our ability to shine as lights in the world (Mt. 6:14-16; Jn.8:12).

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When a Church Loses Her Saltiness

Churches lose their saltiness when they lose their piquancy. Rather than providing a pleasantly sharp presence in the world, they become either pleasant or sharp. On one hand, a church may become so pleasant that she dulls any and every edge off her discipleship. Such a church may avoid saying or doing anything that may contradict the prevailing practices and priorities of the current spirit of the age. On the other hand, a church may become so sharp in her discipleship that she cuts anyone with whom she comes in contact.

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A Compassionate Revolution of Word and Wonder

Jesus ignited a compassionate revolution of word and wonder—the torch of which He empowers His disciples to carry forward towards the consummation of the kingdom of God. In Mark 6:34, upon the seeing a great crowd, Jesus “had compassion on them because they were like...

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Igniting a Gospel Revolution

A revolution is commonly viewed as an attempt to overthrow an unjust and oppressive system. Many times revolutions are ignited by acts of violence perpetrated by those seeking power or liberation. Jesus ignited a revolution unlike any other catalogued in the...

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