On my WSC site.
In USA Today (HT: Eric Landry)
13. Can we ourselves make this satisfaction. By no means, on the contrary, we daily increase our guilt.1 1 Job 9:2, 3. Job 15:15,16. Matt 6:12. * Matt 16:26. Only Christianity accounts for sin.
One of the great blessings of a new school year or term is a new series of messages from Hywel Jones. This one is no exception. Remarkably WSC simply gives these messages away gratis. See the link column to left and below.
We live in the desert. It’s not the sort of cactus-filled desert where Snoopy’s brother Spike lives (that’s east of us a few hours) but it’s desert nonetheless. That means that water is at a premium and people respond by using rocks . . . Continue reading →
The White Horse Inn has been walking through 1 Corinthians and their discussion of church discipline was very helpful. CD is the third mark of the church but it’s not what you might think. The second is Hywel Jones‘ ongoing series of . . . Continue reading →
Says Carl at Ref21.
News from the GR paper.
The question came up recently about how Christians should think about the “12-Step” programs that treat alcoholism/addiction as a disease and that catechize alcoholics/addicts into deism. More than twenty years ago I began to try to address these issues in a paper. . . . Continue reading →
UPDATE 30 JUNE 2010 Daphne wrote just a few minutes ago to say that Steve is now with the Lord. Thanks for your prayers but please pray for his wife and two sons and the rest of us who will miss him . . . Continue reading →
That might be the spirit of the age. Road rage. One driver pulls sharply in front of another driver and the second says “How dare you?” In some cases violence ensues. Just yesterday a troubled student burst into his high school office . . . Continue reading →
some of the most acute and chronic relational hurts Christians experience is within the believing community. Continue reading →
“the beginning of understanding is to know yourself to be a sinner” (intelligentia prima est ut te noris peccatorem) Augustine, on Ps 32 (English/Ps 31 Latin)
UPDATED 14 January 2013 (see below) 9 January 2013 Sometimes the most interesting words show up in pop culture. A faithful HB correspondent (whom I won’t name for his sake) sent me a link to a story claiming that cyclist Lance Armstrong . . . Continue reading →
Like everyone else in America it’s been hard to turn away from the story of Manti Teo. Was he the victim of or the victimizer in an elaborate hoax? Time may tell. One aspect of this episode that interests me is the . . . Continue reading →
According to TMZ (hey, it’s a low-information age) actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband was recently arrested for a DUI. As part of her apology for threatening the arresting officer she wrote, “The words I used that night definitely do not reflect . . . Continue reading →
I’ve been speaking with an especially thoughtful young person recently who asked me whether it was appropriate to speak of “Gay Christians.” My first response was to ask whether it is appropriate to speak of “Murderer Christians” or “Thief Christians” or “Idolater . . . Continue reading →
There are many ways to err in the doctrine and practice of sanctification. One of the most egregious errors the church has faced, which continues to afflict believers, is the teaching that believers can and should reach “entire sanctification” in this life. . . . Continue reading →