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I wasn’t planning on preparing for a hurricane this week.
But since Irma is threatening Florida, and I happen to live in Florida, preparing is something I need to spend some time doing.
Events like these serve as a good …
I’ve been reading from Christian philosopher Rene Girard.
One of Girard’s major insights is how prone we are to imitate and adopt the desires of others… because we’re not very good at knowing what to desire ourselves…
My recent post was about ‘understanding the times.’
In the post I noted… just as the sons of Issachar were able to understand their times, so must we understand our own.
I also made the point that understanding the times …
When Jesus stood before Pilate, He told him:
“My kingdom is not of this world…” (Jn.18:36).
Many today take this to mean that Christ’s kingdom is entirely spiritual… and therefore it’s otherworldly.
But that’s not what Jesus was saying.
As I write there’s a lot of buzz about the solar eclipse about to occur — which in some areas of the country will be a total eclipse.
Amidst the buzz there are those who are claiming that the …
You don’t have to observe much politics these days to realize:
“It’s all about the narrative.”
That is… it’s all about politicians (or parties, or activist groups) telling a story that furthers “their agenda.”
Watching this play out can be …
Do you find yourself regularly:
… feeling anxious about your place in life?
… putting others on a pedestal?
… feeling needy for approval or acceptance?
… questioning whether you have anything worthy to contribute?
… doubting that your efforts …
What do you think of when you hear of a father disciplining his child?
… Perhaps using a paddle or wood spoon with a few swats to the backside?
That’s surely a form of discipline.
But more ordinary, everyday discipline …
Pursuing holiness is a good thing.
Necessary too… because without it no one can see the Lord (Heb.12:14).
But confusion about the meaning of holiness can keep us from engaging the world as God calls us to.
The other day I saw Pastor John MacArthur answer a young woman who asked him how she should relate to her sister… who she said was “transgender.”
I thought MacArthur handled the question beautifully.
He applied a lot of pastoral …
There’s something I’ve been pondering lately:
It’s sure a whole lot easier to spend your time consuming rather than producing.
Think about it…
Eating… a consumption oriented activity… comes easily, and is pleasurable.
While fixing the backyard fence… a …
The word is out.
Cabinet members within the Trump Administration are holding regular Bible studies.
And… gasp… some of the members — like Attorney General Jeff Sessions — are actually applying what they learn.
As expected, there are those who …
There’s a lot to be learned just by watching how Jesus handled things.
In John 7 Jesus was urged to enter Judea so He could take part in the festivities during the Feast of Booths.
… After all, this would …
A quick follow-up to yesterday’s post…
In it I pointed out that the familiar slogan ‘follow your passion’ is not great advice.
Because it tends to make you absorbed with fulfilling YOUR passion rather than building HIS kingdom.