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What Type of Person Are You?

Blog, Questions // August 30, 2010

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What Type of Person Are You?

There are two types of people in the world: those who categorize others into types, and those who don’t.

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Where to Find Grace in Marriage

Blog, Theology // August 23, 2010

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Where to Find Grace in Marriage

Marriage is unbelievably joyful at times, and it’s frustrating at other times. I am learning to see the depths of my own sin—selfishness, pride, self-righteousness—and nothing has revealed this to me more than marriage.

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The Divine Essence, Idea, and Love…And Why It Matters

Blog, Kindling // August 20, 2010

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The Divine Essence, Idea, and Love…And Why It Matters

This is the end of theology and doctrine: that God may be seen and savored, known and delighted in. We see God in His Son, and we savor God by His Spirit. This is stunning, and beautiful, and unequivocally vital to our understanding of God’s purpose and our own.

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The Unopened Door

Blog, Thoughts // August 18, 2010

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The Unopened Door

Imagine yourself in a room. The door behind you shut firmly, and you find yourself looking around at the walls, the floor, the ceiling, wondering how you ended up here. The color of the walls, the coldness of the floor, the smell of old furniture, and the taste of neglect fill your senses with a twist of comfort and anxiety.

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Becoming Numb To “For Just a Dollar a Day”

Blog, News // August 2, 2010

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Becoming Numb To “For Just a Dollar a Day”

Advertisements have ruined compassion. OK, maybe they haven’t ruined it, but how many times have you heard that a dollar a day will save the life of some child in a third world country, and you flip past that channel or turn the page or click to the next site without thinking any more about it? I’ve probably seen a thousand ads for kids that desperately need my help, and I’ve actually helped maybe 3 of them.

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Can We Move On From Jesus?

Blog, Theology // July 19, 2010

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Can We Move On From Jesus?

You ever feel like you’re ready to move on from Jesus? You hear a sermon about the cross, or the gospel, and you feel like you’ve heard that before? Like it’s time to move on to something else?

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Fireproof

Blog, Thoughts // July 14, 2010

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Fireproof

I loved Fireproof—and here’s why: the story reminded me, in tear-filled fashion, that Jesus changes lives. He shines brightly into darkness. He renders the impossible possible by the power of His Word and His love. He breaks people, and in doing so, makes them whole.

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O How He Loves Us

Blog, Kindling // July 8, 2010

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O How He Loves Us

He is jealous for me; loves like a hurricane, I am a tree, bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy. And all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory, and I realize just how beautiful you are and how great your affections are for me.

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