A magnificent repentance!

I used to think that legalism was externally imposed. I had recently read Bridges' Transforming Grace and had begun to see the grip that legalism had on my life. My security in God's love was not based solely on Christ's imputed righteousness, but in my ability to meet a certain

By |2021-11-25T11:51:56+10:0031 July, 2012|

When God hurts us

I spoke at a family camp at Crystal Creek Christian Camp over the weekend. If you've ever been there, you know the blessing it is to fellowship with God's people around the word in such beautiful surroundings. In one of my sessions, I spoke about the night Jacob encountered God

By |2021-11-25T14:28:31+10:004 October, 2011|

Doubt: A Self Examination

This quote from Tim Keller’s The Reason for God has really challenged my thinking over the past two weeks: "A faith without some doubts is like a human body without any antibodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask hard questions about why

By |2022-04-05T18:00:07+10:0010 July, 2011|

In The Presence Of My Enemies

Martin and Gracia Burnham were American missionaries in the Philippines for seventeen years, when militant Muslims kidnapped and imprisoned them in their island stronghold. For over a year, Martin and Gracia suffered in captivity and isolation. A ransom was paid but the kidnappers refused to release the Burnhams. On June

By |2022-04-05T18:58:27+10:0027 April, 2011|

Jim Berg On Godliness

I'm taking a break this week.  Here's five thoughts from Jim Berg on godliness: "Godliness is a vibrant, personal relationship with God that manifests itself in actions consistent with Who God is and with what He is doing in the earth." "Nothing erodes progress toward godliness more than today's entertainment

By |2022-04-05T18:58:59+10:0013 April, 2011|
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