We’ve all done it. We shuffle down a row of chairs and, just before we arrive at a person, we stop one chair short. We leave an empty seat between us and the other person, secretly hoping an usher won’t ask us to “scoot in.” What does that empty seat say? Why are we compelled to leave that “safe seat” between us and others?
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What is the role of God’s law in our lives? What does it do? What does it not do?
Something profound and pervasive happened in the Garden. As the taste of fruit lingered on the lips of man and woman, a poison passed through their bodies and souls. The effects of the toxin were immediate and fatal.
Early in my 20s I read Jonathan Edwards' “Resolutions,” a display of intent toward holiness written by a man desiring to please God with his life. I read the list over and again, taking in his precisely crafted hopes. Then I made my own list, copying some of Edwards’: “Resolved, to live with all my might while I do live.” “To take advantage of every hour given to me and to ...
It would not be an exaggeration to say that for the whole of human history, mankind’s activities have centered around sleep.
If you have grown up in the Church, you may have heard conflicting messages about anger. You may have been taught that it is wrong and sinful to be angry, only to read about Jesus turning tables over in the temple and beating people with a whip. So, what’s the story on anger?
There is a certain level of insanity to all sin. It is easier to see in some places than others, but it touches all of us. The addict gives a clear picture of sin’s insanity. Addiction leaves family and friends scratching their heads, searching for answers. At the behavioral level, secularists and Christians agree it is difficult to make sense of: Why would a person choose over and over again ...
What if your sin problem isn’t that you’re wicked? What if it’s that you’re good?