‘But I’m not a Racist’

I’ve been reading The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby (Quote List in the coming weeks). Though the book came out last year, I’m only getting to it now. While I knew I would agree with the thesis the book argues (captured in the subtitle), I’m…

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Our Miscarriage and God’s Providence

Olive June Boga was born Wednesday October 31, 2018. She was no bigger than the distance between two of my knuckles, but she had beautiful eyes, a heart, fingers, and toes.  She was, and remains, our daughter. We cared for her as best we could, and we love her with our whole hearts. Olive June was miscarried at eight weeks.

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Book Review: 7 Challenges Pastors Face, by David Horner

As a pastor who is still fairly new to vocational ministry, I was not only honored to be asked to review this book by 9Marks, but I was excited to. Any opportunity to glean wisdom from men that have gone before me in this calling is an opportunity I want to take advantage of.

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As Often as You Can, Read the Psalms in Order

The beauty here is that we all fall into one category or the other. We all either lean toward avoiding God by keeping his commands or avoiding him by breaking them. But in either case, we’re trying to be the rulers of our own lives.

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The Israel of God: A Blessed Community

If you, personally, have a blessed life, it is for the distinct purpose of being a blessing to others. And if you’re in Christ, then you have every spiritual blessing of heaven (Ephesians 1:3).

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Why We Need Deep Discipleship: Book Review–‘Deep Discipleship’ by J.T. English

Standing in awe of the potent strength of our God, we’re confronted with our own impotent frailty as his creatures. As Paul says, though, it’s our very weakness that most fully displays God’s power (2 Cor. 12:8–10). We’re small, Billings reminds us, and we must learn how to live that way. We, God’s people, have been drawn out of Sheol because our Savior, Jesus Christ, descended into it for us.

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