The Hopeful Curse

“[It’s remarkable that the protoevangelium] makes its debut as a sentence passed on the enemy, not a direct promise to man, for redemption is as much about God’s rule as about man’s need.” –Derek Kidner Genesis 3 begins with the account of The Fall. In The Fall account, we read that Adam and Eve–humanity’s representatives…

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Bring Your Trash to the Cross

God said, “dump it here, I’ll take it.” You see, the stink, the ugly, the mistakes you wish you never had. All of it. Christ took it, became it, and gave you what was his. Your trash for his treasure. He gave you what you made all of that trash trying to find. He gave you himself.

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God Won’t Always Open A Window

“When God closes a door, he opens a window.” –Worldly Wisdom I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this over the years, but it’s a big number. This saying permeates our culture, and to be honest, it seems great. However, with some nuance, we will come to see that there is some truth to…

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Can We Make The Pro-Life Stance Palatable?

You see, we show that we are truly pro-life, not just because we care for the unborn, but because we also care for those born. An understanding of everyone being an image bearer of God will motivate us to love, care for, and dignify all people—even those we most especially disagree with on this issue.

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God Gives You More Than You Can Handle

“God will never give you more than you can handle.” –Worldly Wisdom This post has been sitting in my draft folder for a few months while I’ve been thinking about the topic. By God’s good grace, The Gospel Coalition reposted an article by the same title yesterday. In the moment I thought I’d just scrap…

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Prayer

In his book, Prayer, Tim Keller says: “[Prayer is] a personal communicative response to the knowledge of God… [our] continuing a conversation that God has started through his Word and his grace, which eventually becomes a full encounter with him…The power of our prayers, then, lies not primarily in our effort and striving, or in any…

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