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Grateful for the Glories of a Gracious God

This Thanksgiving, I have been drawn more than once to the book of Ephesians. Thanksgiving morning, I spent some time meditating in Ephesians 1 in particular. After all, this chapter is full of blessings and praises to God the Father–and… Continue Reading →

The Man of God Must Be “Temperate,” part 2 (application)

A Christian pastor, to be qualified, must be “temperate.” A previous post argued that the word translated temperate does not merely rule out excessive use of alcohol (another qualification, “not given to wine” focuses more on this narrow issue) but… Continue Reading →

Doubting Thomas (and You)

What would if have been like to be one of the disciples? To have the opportunity to walk with Jesus, to eat with Him, pray with Him, work alongside Him, minister beside Him, travel with Him, sit at His feet,… Continue Reading →

New Mercies

If you were paying attention this morning when you woke up, you may have noticed: God’s mercies were new this morning. Not tired, old, worn-out, stale, commonplace, overused, or past their sell-by date. You didn’t discover them to be good… Continue Reading →

Summer Writing

I didn’t produce any blog posts this summer, but was thankful to have the opportunity to head up the production of this little devotional manual, From Theology to Thanksgiving: Grateful Responses to Great Truths. It’s designed specifically for the men… Continue Reading →

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light  “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

Faithful In His Marriage

  In a culture saturated with immorality, Paul calls for radical conformity to God’s original plan: one man and one woman in a one-flesh relationship for life. This post is the 2nd in a series on the qualifications for the… Continue Reading →

Who was right, Paul or Barnabus? Sometimes God has different plans for different people.

  I recently asked a number of (smart, godly, seminary-trained) friends, “Who was right, Paul or Barnabus?” The answers were all over the board.

The Law and the Christian: An Interview with Dr. Ken Casillas

What role does (or doesn’t) OT law play in the life of a NT believer? Recently I sat down with Dr. Ken Casillas, Professor of OT at BJU Seminary, to get his take on this question. If you find this… Continue Reading →

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