‘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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My Top Five Articles from 2019

Like last year, I wrote more this year than I did in years past. I had a lot more traffic running through my site this year, in part, because I was fortunate enough to be published several times in 2019 (both online and in print) and people were cruising by my site because of it.…

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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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