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The Bible — Sacred History, Your History

The Bible — Sacred History, Your History

My Ancestors “Are you RC Sproul’s son?” It’s a common question, and apart from the fact that there would have to be a whole other RC Sproul who also happened to name his son RC for it not to be so, an understandable one. People are often excited to meet me because the work of my father has meant so much to them. When they tell me so my honest reply is, “Me too.” As wonderfully as God has used my father, however, he is not even in the top fifty most potent kingdom building men among my ancestors. The. . . Read more »

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Socialism Rightly Applied

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Socialism in the Government The concept of socialism is rightly repugnant to many, especially those of us who have been reared in the individualistic United States. If anyone with a biblical worldview considers the government takeover of corporations and industries, from banking institutions and automobile manufacturers to the healthcare market, they will be rightly disturbed. Many of us open up our newspapers or web browsers with a sense of foreboding — we are not sure what the government will be eying next. Socialism in the Christian Family That said, there are principles of socialism that are not in and of. . . Read more »

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In the Game of Politics Justice Loses

Justice Loses in the Game of Politics

Majoring on Minor Offenses There’s no question that it’s bad form. The trouble I have is with objecting to bad form when the function is so wicked. Last week the President flew to Texas, and took the opportunity to meet with Governor Rick Perry about the border crisis. In several photos of the meeting we see a stern, perhaps disgusted looking Governor watching as the President was either smiling or laughing. In addition the governor was publicly displeased that the President didn’t take time out of his schedule to visit the border. One could certainly argue that the President failed. . . Read more »

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Those Who Hate Me Love Death

Abortion: Those Who Hate Me Love Death

Us & Them The idea of antithesis has a long and honored history in the church, going back one could argue to the Garden of Eden. There God, in light of the wreckage our first parents made, promised to put enmity between the serpent and the woman, between his seed and hers. The world truly is divided into two kinds of people. Much of my labors on the antithesis, the things I write and speak on, looks at the antithesis as an imperative. Thus I encourage people to live more deliberate lives, thinking through our choices that we might be. . . Read more »

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Drama-lama-ding-dong — What is Emotional Maturity?

Drama & Emotional Maturity

Drama for Nothing It is certainly possible to underestimate the importance of something. In fact, I confess that I’m inclined in that direction. When my car makes a weird noise I’m inclined to believe that if I ignore it it will go away on its own. When a pain or illness comes upon me, I simply assume that time will heal it. It usually does, but sometimes what I think is nothing turns out to be something. Nothing but Drama That said, there is a strong challenger pushing away from my ostrich tendencies, my Chicken Little tendencies. As often, if. . . Read more »

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The Problem of Anonymity in the Mega-Church

The Problem of Anonymity in the Mega-Church

Mega-Church Anonymity Though it may be counterintuitive, it is nevertheless true — we have more privacy in the big city than we do in the country. There is actually a converse ration between people per square mile and anonymity levels. In the city, even though we are cheek by jowl, we have precious little interaction and what we do have remains strictly surface. In the country, though we may be as far from each other as to very far away things, we notice things, follow events in each others’ lives, even, truth be told, talk about each other. Many have. . . Read more »

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A Loving Response to Sexual Perversion

A Loving Response to Sexual Perversion

Being Nice to Homosexuals I suspect one of the reasons that the opposition to sodomy that was once the default position of all professing Christians is in such retreat says more than we suspect. We’re now being encouraged to be silent on the issue, for the sake of the gospel, to nuance the issue for the sake of our witness, to rethink Paul for the sake of our credibility. And all this is wrapped up on the one all consuming law of evangelicalism — you have to be nice. We have found that hating the sin and loving the sinner. . . Read more »

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Seeing the Humanity in Abortion-bound Women

Seeing the Humanity in Abortion-bound Women

Abortion Zombies I see dead people. The ones who haunt me most however, are the ones I don’t see. Though it happened twenty-five years ago I still begin to sob as I remember that day where I prayed and sang outside an abortion mill in Jackson, Mississippi. For the first time I watched a pregnant woman enter a building carrying a baby in her womb. A few hours later I saw her walk out, and wretched as I grasped the horror that her baby was now in the trash. I saw the dead mother, a walking zombie. But I never. . . Read more »

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Fear-driven Homeschool Standards Leave Our Children Behind

Fear-driven Homeschool Standards Leave Our Children Behind

Setting Homeschool Standards Of all the things I have ever written, including a profoundly controversial chapter on the origin of evil, nothing has been used more to present me as a monster as this brief story from my book When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling: I have dear friends whom God has blessed with eight [homeschooled] children…They were delightful. But, as is still too often the case, family and friends would often fuss a them because of the choices they had made. The mother made a confession to me…”My nine-year old daughter doesn’t know how to read.”. . . Read more »

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Beating Bulverism

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Bulverism is a Temptation for Everyone That Bulverism is a fallacy (wherein one discredits the conclusions of another on the grounds that said conclusions benefit the concluder) does not mean that it is not also a temptation. Suppose, for instance, I were to make the argument that Roberto Clemente was the greatest all around baseball player in history. You would be committing the Bulverism fallacy if you thought you have proven that Willie Mays is actually the best all round player ever by saying to me, “You just think Roberto is best because you are from Pittsburgh.” The issue isn’t. . . Read more »

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Five Things I’m Still Sure About God’s Law

5 Things I'm Still Sure About God's Law

There’s been a bit of a hubbub of late on God’s law. Which is odd, isn’t it, since neither it, nor He has changed in some time. It is true enough that there are plenty of ways to get His law wrong. Just ask Paul. But here are five positive things about the law that I am positive about. 1. It restrains evil. I find myself often frustrated at our overly polite assessment of the human condition. We relegate monsters to history, like the Nazi’s, or to the fringes, like serial killers, all to keep the monster at bay. But. . . Read more »

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Slow to Speak: What I Don’t Say but Want To

Slow to Speak: What I don't Say but Want To

Being Slow to Speak Keeps Your Foot Out of Your Mouth I’m not what you would call a hyper-sensitive fellow. A body has to put in some serious work to offend me. That doesn’t keep me, however, from noting, usually amused, when people put their foot in their mouth talking to me. Because I don’t want to offend I usually keep the retorts I come up with in my head. But I thought, since none of you have likely said any of these things to me, it might be fun to share them with you. Are all these yours? When. . . Read more »

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To All the Moms I’ve Loved Before

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Celebrating Motherhood When we celebrate Mother’s Day we are celebrating two things. First, we are giving thanks to our own mothers. As we ought. All of us, even those whose relationships with their moms were complicated, owe a debt of gratitude for the sacrifices that were made. Some of us, the present write included, have a decidedly uncomplicated relationship, and have nothing but thanks to give. There is, however, a second thing we celebrate each Mother’s Day — motherhood. Though it is unfashionable to say so in these unisex days, mothers are rightly honored precisely because of their prodigious gifts. . . Read more »

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Homeschooling Begins at Birth

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A recent study conducted by the Institute of the Incredibly Obvious reports that 100 percent of children living at home are being homeschooled. Institute spokesman, Dr. Name Changed to Protect the Guilty, stated that these shocking results stunned the institute’s scientists as they discovered that long after the cessation of teachers, books, and dirty looks, children continue to learn in their homes, every day of the year, including official state holidays. This report has done wonders for the social acceptance of homeschooling, but it has also concerned those who considered themselves homeschoolers before the release of this study. “Does this. . . Read more »

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Learning from the Sterling Uproar—Loving the Sins, Hating the Sinners

Learning from the Sterling Uproar—Loving the Sins, Hating the Sinners

Jesus & the Pharisees Here’s a test—if an idea is profoundly facile, and it makes me come out smelling like a rose, there’s a rather good chance that it’s as false as my own dark heart. Or to put it another way, cultural tropes that somehow keep putting a white hat on me and a black hat on my enemies are almost certainly off. Consider this little nugget. Jesus, we are told, spent all His time on earth hanging out with the culturally despised, while hating on the Pharisees who were doing the despising. This in turn means that when. . . Read more »

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Firing Rome’s Canon

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Protestant Ignorance I remain, even in these feel good days, a Protestant. What I protest is what my fathers protested—the folly of the Roman Catholic church. Such can get you in great deal of hot water these days. Everyone wants to go along to get along. Trouble is, Rome still teaches a false gospel, still calls for the damnation of people like me who preach the true gospel. Now I am happy to confess that explaining the nuances that separate infusion from imputation, distinctions between justification and sanctification can require a bit of theological training and historical understanding. I’m sorry. . . Read more »

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Bloomin’ Nutty

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg

Is Michael Bloomberg Going to Heaven? I can’t know, for sure, if former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is among the elect. I’m pretty sure, however, that were he to die right now he’ll end up in hell. How can I be so confident? Because of the ground of his confidence he’ll end up in heaven. In a New York Times interview he claimed—”I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”. . . Read more »

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No More Teachers, No More Books—A Homeschool Weakness

We as parents must model for our children what it means to be lifelong learners.—R.C. Sproul Jr.

We move forward by moving backward. Or, to put it another way, we grow in grace by becoming acquainted with our sins, from the most recent back to the first. Many homeschoolers, for instance, begin their journey because they are so aghast at the latest moral outrage brought to us by the government school system that their consciences will no longer allow them to hand over their children. To escape the folly of Heather Has Two Mommies, we bring our children home. Once they are there, we are delighted to learn that we are becoming free of a whole host. . . Read more »

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Evil Employees & Saintly Corporations

Evil Employees & Saintly Corporations

Economics of Buying & Selling It is a common but dangerous business, our propensity to make ourselves the heroes of our own stories, and to see all who stand in our way as wearing the black hats. As a person with an interest in all things economic I see it in the realm of our buying and trading all the time. We all want to sell high and buy low. And we are all sellers and buyers. We all sell our labor in the marketplace. And we buy what we buy. The ones in the black hats, we think, are. . . Read more »

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Buck Up

Buck Up

My beloved wife was a valiant woman and a fierce brawler and so I never had to encourage my wife to keep fighting. There were moments, however, when we both found ourselves weeping for what we were losing. As those moments came it was my habit to remind the both of us not only of what we had had, not only what we still had, but what we would always have. I reminded us that our treasure was safely in heaven, that we had been given the pearl of great price, and everything that could be taken from us was. . . Read more »

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We Have Not Because We Ask Not

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Praying Blessing for Your Family God has not only blessed me with a wonderful family but has blessed me with the opportunity to teach about the family and the Bible on radio programs, in audio and DVD teaching series, in books, and through dozens of occasions to speak at churches around the country. As I speak about a vision for what the family can be, I tell attendees that the single most important thing they should do for their families is to pray. Yes, my great moment of insight is to tell them to pray for their wives, their children,. . . Read more »

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Digging Deep—Sin & the Gospel

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It’s eye-catching when reality catches up with folks. See a man caught up in his road rage, waving one angry finger at the slow poke in the passing lane. When his truck flops and flails into the median we all think, “What was he thinking?” I mean, what driver thinks, “It is perfectly safe for me to drive with one hand while looking at a ninety degree angle to my left”? Or take World Vision. I was not at any of the high level meetings that must have taken place before they announced their decision to warmly embrace “married” couples. . . Read more »

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They Labor In Vain, Or a Funny Thing Happened While I Preached My Daughter’s Wedding

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Psalm 127 Just a few days ago I was privileged to be able to preach at a rather significant occasion, the wedding ceremony of my first-born. Darby was, like her mother, not just a beautiful and radiant bride, but a diligent, faithful laborer in bringing the event together. When I told her I would like to preach from Psalm 127 I could tell she was a smidge reluctant to give her approval. Perhaps she feared that I would chasten her and her new husband to remember that children are a blessing from the Lord, and I wanted grandbabies, and soon.. . . Read more »

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Phelps, Driscoll, & Gothard

Phelps, Driscoll, & Gothard

Though I hope you will stick around and see this piece through to the bitter end, I must confess to a bit of bait and switch. You will find precious little in what follows about the death of Fred Phelps, the apology of Mark Driscoll, nor the resignation of Bill Gothard. What you will find is an explanation for why they are in my title but not in my piece. Looking for Approval Like most people I long for approval. Like most people I look for it not only in the wrong places, but with the wrong measuring sticks. The. . . Read more »

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Who’s Your Daddy?

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Darkness of the World This past weekend Ligonier Ministries hosted its annual conference, the theme being “Overcoming the World.” I was blessed to hear some amazing preaching, as with every year. Voddie Baucham reminded us of our three great enemies, the world, the flesh and the devil. Robert Godfrey spoke on our call to stand, as our father Athanasius did before us, contra mundum, against the world. We talked about the evils of abortion, the stunning rout of the homosexual lobby is shifting public opinion. I am not leaving the conference, however, squinting to find a silver lining around the. . . Read more »

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Apologetics, Arguments & Walking Toward the Light

Apologetics, Arguments, and Walking Toward the Light

Arguing Among Ourselves It is one of my favorite ways to poke at my own tribe. I know exposing the folly of persnickety, precise, and proud, Reformed folk is like shooting Icthus’s in a baptismal barrel, but it needs to be done. In a still smaller circle, that “epistemologically self-conscious,” sub-section of the Reformed that uses such terms as epistemologically self-conscious, we elevate our persnickety-ness, our precision and our pride to Olympian heights. We sit in our armchairs, stroking our beards, tamping our pipes, expositing our syllogisms, while our spiritual flies are down. What I do is run through an. . . Read more »

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Giving Thanks

R.C. Sproul Jr., 1979

Unusual Blessing I am a blessed man. I have wonderful children that love me and each other. I have parents who love me and each other. I have friends nearby, and across the country. I even have friends on every continent. Well, to be scrupulous, I don’t have any penguin friends. But I was reminded the other day to be thankful for a blessing I’ve been given that many have not. The national headquarters for the American Automobile Association is less than five miles from my home. I was driving by their mammoth facility, thinking about how very crowded it. . . Read more »

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Fearful Fatherhood

Fearful Fatherhood

Fatherhood is Difficult We all, I believe, operate under a wide range of unspoken equations. We like our lives marked by ease and peace. We dispatch, without thinking, anything that challenges our ease and peace. At least I do. One of my equations that lurks just beneath the surface is this: if a job is difficult, it’s not my job. Even more accurately, if it’s frightening, it must not be required of me. I have seven children. Each is dependent on me for their provision. I must not provoke them to wrath but must raise them in the nurture and. . . Read more »

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Turning the Other Cheek

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Homosexual Agenda Craig James, former football star at SMU, and briefly an sportscaster with Fox Sports, is in court. After his convictions on the nature of marriage, the sin of sexual perversion became known to the network he was fired. And now he has filed a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission, with help from the Liberty Institute. I share Mr. James’ convictions, without shame or apology. They are nothing more nor less than what the Bible affirms on the issues at hand. I am in turn frustrated and angry at the legal brutality of the homosexual lobby against people. . . Read more »

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Faux Pearls

Faux Pearls

Maslow was wrong. Well, he was right before he was wrong. It is true enough that we all have a hierarchy of needs. Some things are more important than others. Trouble is, he didn’t know what the most important things were. Foundational in his system are those things necessary for survival, things like food and water. King David had a different, a better perspective. He said that the Lord was His Shepherd, and he shall not want (Psalm 23:1). David, at this point, has no green grass, and no still water. To be sure God does provide these things, but. . . Read more »

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Thieves in the Temple

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Rhetoric is a dangerous thing. Not only can we use over the top language to inflame the heart and blur the mind, but perhaps even more often we use soft language to dull the heart and ease the mind. My friends at Babies Are Murdered Here have found their simple message a powerful one not because it is incendiary language, but because it is plain and straightforward language. That it jars on the ear is proof of our own spiritual drowsiness. Thieves in the Government When in the past I have argued that the government is a den of thieves. . . Read more »

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Soul of the Solas

The Soul of the Solas

Five Solas—Alone Together? It puzzles me deeply that so few are puzzled deeply by the paradox. We are so used to the befuddling language that we miss its befuddling nature. It ought to stop us in our tracks and arrest our attention, like those signs I see for Fifth Third Bank. Fifth Bank I could understand. Third Bank I could understand. I could understand them merging to become Fourth Bank. But Fifth Third Bank? What does that even mean? In like manner, how is it that when our spiritual ancestors, our theological heroes, set out to tell us one thing, they. . . Read more »

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A Hero in a Minivan

A Hero in a Minivan

Like Father, Like Son My eight-year-old son has a heart bigger than his brain. About six months ago I went into his bedroom to turn off his reading light. (The children are given time for reading after bedtime.) There he sat propped up on the top bunk, holding volume one of the Basic Writings of Saint Augustine. “What’re you reading, my son?” I asked him. “The City of God,” he replied nonchalantly. He was far cooler than his bug-eyed father. I had to do some quick thinking. I didn’t want to discourage him, nor to encourage him too much. I. . . Read more »

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The Judge of All the Earth

The Judge of All the Earth

TV Judgment I have to confess. I’m not saying it was the healthiest thing in the world to do, but boy did we love doing it. It would be evening, the children in bed or playing quietly. I would look across the room at my dear wife. She’d cock an eyebrow, I’d give a sly grin. “You want to?” “Yeah, let’s. Let’s go watch a murder show.” We loved these programs. You know the ones I mean. Keith Morrison would stand before a beautiful log cabin and say, “They had it all. He, a booming business, she children and friends. . . Read more »

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The Kingdom is Now

The Kingdom is Now

The Bible is One Book I am deeply grateful to my Old Testament professor. Though I was young and foolish while in seminary, I have, by God’s grace, been growing less young and less foolish over time. I used to argue with him about as often as I now look back with thanks in my heart. He not only taught me how to understand the Old Testament, but at the same time how to understand the Bible. He taught me that the Bible is one book. There are two key elements I learned from him that touch directly on the issue. . . Read more »

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Homeschooling & the Problem of Adam & Eve

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Eve’s Problem Husbands, we have a problem, and it has existed from the fall. In the Garden of Eden, right after Adam and Eve sinned, God pronounced judgment. To Eve He said, among other things, “Your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you” (Genesis 3:16, NASB). This curse isn’t that the woman will want to be with her husband, but that she will want to be her husband, to rule her husband. It is a two-edged curse. Because the woman was made to be a help to the man and to follow and submit to. . . Read more »

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Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

Preaching the Gospel at the Gates of Hell All is not actually fair in love and war. And the enemy of my enemy is likely not to be my ally. Two days ago I had the occasion to speak to a group of pro-lifers on ministering outside abortion mills. My desire was to explore how the gospel is what is needed at the gates of hell. I wanted folks to understand we are not there to protest, to affirm, “We oppose what you are doing. We are offended, and we insist you stop.” Neither, however, are we there merely to. . . Read more »

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Knowledge Without Zeal

Knowledge Without Zeal

Diversity in the Body of Christ When Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, describes the church as the body of Christ, he speaks more wisely than we fools tend to hear. As is the habit of the modern evangelical church, we take the full, rich, and, indeed, beautiful instructions on how we are to live our lives together for the kingdom and reduce them down to something true but banal, safe, and reasonable. Paul tells us we are the body of Christ, and we hear, “Be nice to each other.” It is a slight improvement if this message reminds. . . Read more »

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The In Between

The In Between

Between Remembering & Forgetting There lies not a thin line but a great open plain between remembering and forgetting. This open space is perhaps best called haunting. Yesterday I was driving my thirteen year old back from an orthodontist appointment. What could be more ordinary, more suburban? We waited in our average sedan for the light to turn green when I asked her a question I never would have anticipated when she had been born: When we are sitting here at this light, does it cross your mind that your mother and your sister are buried right over there? This. . . Read more »

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Treasure In, Treasure Out

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Written January 2012 Beautiful Home My beautiful wife loved nothing more than to beautify.  She devoted herself to creating a beautiful home. She planted flowers, bushes and trees outside. Inside she hung, placed, painted and etched. Even when she was not well, this was where her heart was. Over the course of the last nine months of her life, most of it spent in sundry hospitals, she watched, I suspect, more Home and Garden Television than all of HGTV’s executives combined. Her pursuit of beauty, however, did not have its end in a pretty house, but in a godly home.. . . Read more »

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What the Heavens Declare

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Ample Arguement It never ceases to surprise me what gets people’s dander up. Sometimes it’s the significant, sometimes the petty. But most of the time it’s getting their toes stepped on. I recently walked into a room full of unhappy moms, all aflutter over men with long hair, tattoos, and other trendy trinkets that tar the terminally hip. Battle lines were drawn between the defenders of decency and the defenders of liberty. They were nice to each other, as moms are wont to be, but neither side was taking any prisoners. Finally one wise woman spoke these words, “Does not. . . Read more »

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Here

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40 Years of Abortion Debate Rhetoric is a slippery device. Sometimes we use it to obfuscate, sometimes to clarify. Sometimes, however, our attempts to clarify betray us, and we end up obfuscating. For over forty years now Christians have entered into debate on the abortion issue. We brought the wisdom of God’s Word. We brought the latest information from genetics. We brought profound moral philosophers. We wrote learned journal articles, engaged in nuanced debates. We thought we were fighting for life, but is it just possible that the devil was successfully turning our labors into policy conundrums, political fodder, even. . . Read more »

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The Son Rising in the East—Cultural Transformation

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The early church faced at least two distinct and competing enemies. While Jesus walked the earth and after, the great challenge to the kingdom of God was found both in the Roman Empire and in Judaism. An armed force that was, though given to emperor worship, essentially secular and a false religion put their differences aside to eradicate a faith built around a King who had been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Coexistence of Peace & Brutality I was reminded of this odd juxtaposition several years ago when I had the opportunity to travel to Burma to. . . Read more »

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Legalistic Relativism

Legalistic Relativist

The appeal of ethical relativism is rather plain to see. If there is no right and wrong then I can’t be convicted of any wrong. Ethical relativism allows me to write my own law, to edit on the fly, to finish “I may do this…” with an unassailable “…because I want to.” Desire becomes its own justification. My will becomes my law. Relative Morality? This appeal, however, soon enough begins to dissipate if we have any interest at all in being coherent, consistent in our thinking. We quickly turn, “I may do this, because I want to” into “You may. . . Read more »

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Losing Privileges

Losing Privileges

Is this a Christian country? There are likely as many ways to answer the question as there are stripes on our flag. Yes, the country was populated at its beginning with Christians looking for a place to worship freely. But that was before we became a country. Yes, many of our founding fathers were sincere professing Christians. But many of them were not. Yes, we are Christian in the same sense as all of Europe is Christian — it is the faith tradition of the majority in our country. But no, we have rejected the faith of our fathers. Yes,. . . Read more »

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Losing the Fruit for the Trees

Losing the Fruit for the Trees

I’ve been thinking through, and nailing down my strategy for the coming year, and for the years after that. It has four parts. Pursue growth in grace and wisdom.  It is wisdom to remember that progress in this life is nothing more nor less than becoming more like Jesus. When I wake up each morning this ought to be my holy passion, when I lie down my most fervent prayer. The fruit of the Spirit, happily, is self-perpetuating. That is, the more I live for love, joy, peace, patience, the more satisfied I am with love, joy, peace, patience, and. . . Read more »

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Someone is Wrong on the Internet

Someone is Wrong on the Internet

It takes two to tango, and that doesn’t even include the band. Our choices, our behaviors, are rarely as discreet as we think they are. Not only do our decisions bleed into our other decisions, they touch on other people’s lives, more often than not. No man is an island; neither is any man a peninsula. Cyber Gossip First, consider gossip. If gossip is spoken in the woods and no one hears, does it still make a mess? Guarding our tongues is important. But we need to guard our ears as well. Without an audience, gossip dies on the vine. It. . . Read more »

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Pleasures Forevermore

Pleasures Forevermore by Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.

“Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.” So the wisdom of Agur, found in Proverbs 30, reminds us. Though sin knows no tax brackets — the poor can be greedy and the rich envious — peculiar circumstances tend to produce peculiar temptations. Agur fears. . . Read more »

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Enlightened Self-Interest

Enlightened Self-Interest

The last Saturday in October is perhaps my favorite day of the year. The Southwest Virginia church I served for more than a dozen years has a grand celebration every year on that day. The people celebrate the grace of God in bringing us the Reformation, which began October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses on the church door in Wittenberg. The celebration includes a telling of the story of Martin Luther to the children around a bonfire with s’mores. (I told the story when we lived there.) It includes contests in cooking chili and in cooking. . . Read more »

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The Wife of Your Youth

Wedding Day—Denise & R.C.

It was a heartbreaking comment from my heartbroken son. Two years after her passing Campbell posted this—Realized today that I have no more remaining memories of my mother before she was sick. Even the older memories, sick her has been superimposed over the version of her who was really there. From the time Campbell was seven to the time he was 16 he watched his mom go through three different battles with cancer the last of which ended with her home-going. As painful as his honest assessment of his own experience is, it is not my experience. While I maintain. . . Read more »

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