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…

And I Quote—March 28

But yet it is evident, that religion consists so much in the affections, as that without holy affection there is no true religion. No light in the understanding is good, which does not produce holy affection in the heart; no habit or principle in the heart is good, which has no such exercise; and no…

Respectable Sins | Part Four

Quotes Selfishness is a difficult sin to expose because it is so easy to see in someone else but so difficult to recognize in ourselves. In addition, there are degrees of selfishness as well as degrees of subtlety in expressing it. One person’s selfishness may be crass and obvious. Such a person usually doesn’t care…

Friday Findings—March 25

The Friendless Flatterer “One of the most publicly and socially acceptable sins is flattery. That’s why it is also such a dangerous sin. Consider this Yiddish proverb: ‘Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.’ But the friends made by flattery are not worth having at all.” The Christian Life Isn’t Meant to Be Effortless “When…