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In a Perfect World . . . | Blog & Mablog

“Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be …

School Rules Are Not the Answer | Blog & Mablog

One of the great challenges faced by classical and Christian schools is the challenge of growth swamping that which is the cause of the growth. If …

The Divine Wind and the Windy City | Blog & Mablog

I am on my way home from Dayton, where I had the pleasure of speaking at a conference hosted by Covenant Presbyterian (OPC). The other speaker was …

Lord of the Secular | Blog & Mablog

In order to understand the meaning of our life together in public, we have to come to grips with a series of distinctions. This is something that …

A Tishbite at the National Prayer Breakfast | Blog & Mablog

I would like to follow up on my two previous posts found here and here with a few additional comments.<p>Political engagement is messy, and so welcome …

Ten Theses on Postmodernism | Blog & Mablog

<i>This post originally ran May 10, 2010.</i><p>1. Truth is objective, ultimate, absolute, personal, alive, and triune.<p>2. Because of this ultimate reality, it …

Sweet Conviction | Blog & Mablog

The Scriptures teach us that we must not automatically assume that affliction is the result of God’s chastisement for sin. The friends of Job made a …

Christian Artists Tell the Truth About the World

In <i>(Re)Thinking Worldview: Learning to Think, Live, and Speak in This World</i>, J. Mark Bertrand asks, “How can imagination transform culture?” By giving …

A Wireless Kingdom | Blog & Mablog

In conversation with a friend this morning, a thought came to mind that I thought I would pass on. We were talking about the world in which things …

The Hamfisted Jackboot | Blog & Mablog

So the Supreme Court of New Mexico has determined that a wedding photographer does not have the right to decline a job shooting a homosexual wedding …

Strewing Reformation Out of a Hat | Blog & Mablog

Carl Trueman has been kind enough to issue a clarification and a quasi-challenge, which is better, I suppose, than a queasy challenge.<p>First his …

Grinding My Postmill Coffee Beans | Blog & Mablog

I promised Frank Turk an additional response to Carl Trueman’s jab at King’s College, and so here goes. There were two basic points that Trueman made …

Trueman, Toilets, and Transformation | Blog & Mablog

Carl Trueman writes with verve and sass, which is of course a good thing, so it is a pity when he whiffs one. Don’t get me wrong — the swing was …

Navigating moral gray areas: An interview with Brett McCracken

Author Brett McCracken shares how he believes Christians can navigate the moral gray areas in culture.<p><i>Culture</i>. It’s quite the buzzword among …

Is the American Dream All Bad?

James K. A. Smith in his provocative post Families, Flourishing, and Upward Mobility:<p>It is certainly true that this [American] dream easily slides …

Idols Beneath It All

Acts 17:16:<p>Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he <b>saw</b> that the city was full of idols.<p>In his sermon, …

Never give up praying

“It is very apparent from the Word of God that he often tries the faith and patience of his people, when they are crying to him for some great and …

The Spirit Lives in Me, So Why Do My Affections Waver?

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p><i>Pastor John, in pursuing daily joy in God, how important is the permanently abiding and indwelling Holy Spirit in me? And if</i> …

Admonition: An Unpopular Love Language

Admonition, or any kind of tough love, is a Christian responsibility and an often neglected evidence of the Spirit’s work within us. Perhaps for fear …

Living Lights of Christ’s Beauty

From Tim Keller’s convicting and humbling sermon, “Salt and Light” (March 11, 1990), as published in <i>The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive</i> (New York City: …

Tim Keller on J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien would have turned twelfty-one (121) today, an age not entirely unreachable for a hobbit of course. In an interview Tim …

Taxes and the Soul

Speaking of taxes, John Piper writes this in his book <i>What Jesus Demands from the World:</i><p>It is risky for Jesus to say, “Render to Caesar the things …

On New Year’s Resolutions

Tis the season for talk of resolutions, and before you pooh-pooh the idea of resolutions, or before you start listing out your resolutions for 2013 …

Work, Art, and Money

Dorothy Sayers, <i>The Mind of the Maker</i> (Harcourt, 1941), 219–220:<p>Whether it is possible for a machine-worker to feel creatively about his routine job I …

Joy For My Tormented, Heavy Heart

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s sermon preached on July 20, 1930, and later translated and published in his <i>Works</i> (10:575):<p>Rejoice always (1 Thess. 5:16). …

Who among us will celebrate Christmas correctly?

Dying and Rising with Christ

One of the more stimulating reads from 2012 was for me a short 130-page book written 45 years ago by Robert Tannehill, <i>Dying and Rising with Christ</i>. …

The ‘Now’ of Eschatological Joy (Take 1)

Martin Luther explained the symbolism of his seal in a letter to Lazarus Spengler (July 8, 1530):<p>Honorable, kind, dear Sir and Friend!<p>Since you ask …

Eschatological Joy, Daily Joy, and Spirit Indwelling

So often in Scripture the presence of joy comes along with the presence of the Holy Spirit (Acts 13:52; 1 Thess 1:6; Gal 5:22; Rom 14:17; 15:13). …

The ‘Now’ of Eschatological Joy (Take 2)

First we noticed how Luther connects the present experience of joy in the Christian life with eternal joy in heaven, and that by the gracious acting …