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The Eternal Love of God

November 2017<p>by R.C. Sproul<p>Right Now Counts Forever<p>It’s essential that we understand the love of God in conjunction with the other attributes of God. …

Unexpected

You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed (Jeremiah 20:7)Over the decades of working as a coach and a trainer, I …

Faith

The Art of Godliness, Episode 9: Personal Devotions

Welcome to another episode of The Art of Godliness podcast. In this podcast, Paul Martin and I do our utmost to provoke you obey God in leading a …

Evangelical Christianity

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary? (Episode 381; Reeves)

Untouchable

<b></b> The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in …

Faith

Marriage in Light of Forever

<i>The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage.</i><p>Not the sort of advice you’ll find on a bestseller rack near you.<p>In their new book,</i> …

Marriage

Bourgeois Religion

The Catholic Church’s retreat from anything resembling clarity about sexual morality does not surprise me. It’s been a long time coming. Catholicism …

Catholicism

Joyfully Lifting Malformed Hands in Worship

There are many reasons I love being a Christian, but right up there is being able to learn from others how to think in mature, biblical ways. …

Evangelical Christianity

The Problem with the “Want Ads” in Denominational Magazines

I will keep the intro short: You ought to read and consider this brief excerpt from Derek Thomas’s commentary on Acts in which he shows how our …

Evangelical Christianity

Reformation, Causality and History

Carl Trueman joined us this week on the Mere Fidelity podcast, and it's probably my favourite episode so far. We mainly focus on the way the …

Catholicism

On Confessing Sins and Physical Sickness

Here’s a perspective on that connection that I had never considered, from Kelly Kapic’s excellent chapter on confession in his new book <i>Embodied Hope:</i> …

Martin Luther

Want to Be a Mentally Tough Leader? Use These 6 Habits

Mental toughness leads to a more effective leader and person.<p>Mentally strong individuals are also some of the best leaders. Not because of a specific style, but because the traits of a mentally strong individual are transferable across multiple spectrums of life.<p>When it comes to leadership, it can …

Leadership

The Boy Who Is Lord: The Beloved Physician

Posted at 05:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll<p>Colossians 4:14<p><i>Luke the beloved physician greets you.</i><p><b></b>Luke is mentioned three times in the New …

Theology

Sipping Saltwater

Is there any sin we commit more but admit less than the sin of idolatry? As people who have knowingly and willingly deserted the one true God, we …

Evangelical Christianity

6 Principles of Sticky Sermons

Photo Credit: medically_irrelevant via Compfight cc<p>What makes a sticky sermon? What makes a message have staying power?<p>As preachers, it should be our …

Emotions

Why Does God’s Sovereignty Make Some Ambitious and Others Apathetic?

Why do some hear of God’s sovereignty and run into the mission field with confidence, while others passively say, “What will be will be”?Listen Now

Do You Sleep Less Than Jesus?

The Word became flesh and slept among us.<p>God himself in full humanity — body, heart, mind, and will — closed his eyes and went to sleep. And not once …

The Example of Enoch

By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he …

Faith

Making A Durable Difference

Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant …

Self-improvement

Deranged, Depraved, or Dejected?

In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting, this time affecting another church, we’re called to reflect again about how to process these events. …

Evangelical Christianity

Why Charismatics and Calvinists Need Each Other

White-haired, suit-wearing Presbyterian lawyers don’t typically garner the fandom of teenagers, but Mr. Z did. Each week dozens of us would gather in …

Faith

Jonathan Edwards on God's Love for You

“How often has God loved his haters? How often has he loved his mortal enemies with an everlasting love? There is such love and such grace in the …

Faith

You Cannot Guarantee Your Child’s Godliness

If Christian parents could choose to control one thing about our child’s future, we all would choose the same thing, wouldn’t we? Across every …

Parenting

Do You Excuse Your Own Sin?

We all know the deadly nature of sin, but we are often unaware of its subtle sidekick — the excuse.<p>Excuses convert the seriousness of sin into a …

explicit

Lecrae on Grace

In the responses that followed Lecrae's recent interview on Truth's Table, most of the attention focused on his "divorce" from white evangelicalism. …

Faith

The Shack: Reposted

Below is a post (lightly edited) that I published on my personal blog in the days before Think. In that post I anticipated the release of a movie of …

Oprah Winfrey

What About the Pigs?

I remember very clearly John Hosier listing the three theological questions he had been asked most, in forty years of ministry. The first, by a long …

Theology

Convergence Conference: All Main Sessions Now Available

Thanks to the tireless effort and generosity of Bridgeway Church, all of the conference messages from the recent Convergence Conference are now …

Charisma

Why Insist on Justification by Grace?

With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation tomorrow, it's a good time to reflect on the importance of justification by grace. Few places in …

Faith