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How to change, part eight

If all Christians struggle.


If we are saved by what Jesus did.

Then why even talk about pursuing holiness?

If we are justified. Already. By Jesus.  2,519 more words

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January 12, 2017

1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.

This verse uses a phrase that is a standard part of Japanese but doesn’t exist as an English idiom, so the English doesn’t seem as natural as the Japanese. 476 more words


January 10, 2017

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. 517 more words


13 weeks in the book of Judges: God’s Mercy comes in Unexpected Ways

This is part 4.  You can find part 1 HERE, part 2 HERE, and part 3 HERE.

God’s Mercy Comes in Unexpected Ways… 784 more words


True versus Common Virtue

Tim Keller on Jonathan Edward’s distinction between true virtue and common virtue:

“There are two kinds of moral behavior: “common virtue” and “true virtue.”

Let’s take one virtue: honesty. 599 more words

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13 weeks in the book of Judges: Utilitarianism

This is part 3.  You can find part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE.


One of the attitudes I often see in young people today is the worldview of Utilitarianism.  1,224 more words


The myth of objectivity

“…it is ironic that the people you call “secular” biblical scholars look askance at “faith-driven” scholars and accuse them of bias. In my view, it is the other way around: those scholars are the ones who are truly biased and are improperly aligned with truth as it is revealed in God’s Word. 37 more words

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