Seeing the Stumbling Blocks

Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.—Psalm 119:65 What does this verse mean? Does it really promise that, if we only love the law of God enough, nothing will ever frustrate or offend us? I’ve heard that said—seriously or in jest, often by someone who was at the same…

God’s Smuggler | Part One

Introduction The “Book of the Month” for April will be God’s Smuggler by Anne van der Bijl (better known as Brother Andrew) and John and Elizabeth Sherrill. As a child, this was one of my favorite books—an true story more thrilling than any novel, full of examples of the power of God and the value…

Respectable Sins | Part Five

Quotes [T]he serious of the sin of judgmentalism is not so much that I judge my brother as that in so doing I assume the role of God.—pg 144 Envy is the painful and oftentimes resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by someone else… But we don’t just envy people in general. Usually, there are…

Friday Findings—April 1

Can I Ask a Dumb Question? “We ought to learn from Jesus the value of extending grace to people to say things that sound outrageous to our ears. We have to be patient and kind and forgiving. We have to be realistic. Before we expect people to say things that are wise, we first need…

Bib•li•ol•o•gy

Bibliology, coming from the Greek words biblion (meaning book) and logos, (meaning word), is the study of the doctrine of Scripture. God has given us, in the canonical Scriptures, His very words without mistake or error of any kind. Unbelieving philosophers, who deny that “human language” could possibly be used to speak “truth” about “God”…

Long Range Faithfulness

We live in a world that is full of errror. From social media to the break room, we are bombarded with falsehoods and half truths, even from professing believers. We are constantly being tempted to abandon the truth for error in one form or another. Standing faithfully comes at a cost—and it is to the…