Last summer, designer Kate Spade committed suicide. A few days later, chef Anthony Bourdain also took his life. Those two events not only made people question, “How could someone take their own life?” but “How could two so successful people take their own lives?” One columnist wrote, What stands out both Spadeʼs and Bourdainʼs death is the […]

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two part series. Part one addresses The Gospel in Miniature, and The Sad Realities of False Gospels. This article discusses examples of false gospels. The book of Galatians doesn’t specify all the different kinds of false gospels, but it does hint at some that were leading the Galatians astray, and from those hints, and from looking at history, we can deduce a number of other kinds of false gospels […]

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two part series. This article addresses The Gospel in Miniature, and The Sad Realities of False Gospels. Part two discusses examples of false gospels. United Press International reported a few years ago that Italian police had seized $6 trillion in counterfeit U.S. bonds stored in Switzerland that were “possibly” to be used to purchase plutonium… Police said an “organization specializing in international financial transactions guaranteed by counterfeit U.S. bonds,” had moved the […]

Editor’s note: If you haven’t yet, make sure you read Part 1 of this post! These two posts are the fourth installment in the series “Songs of the Heart” by Terry Enns, a collection of studies on the Psalms and Biblical Counseling. Other titles in this series include “One Thing” – Parts 1 and 2;  “Joy Comes […]

Editor’s note: Make sure you check back next week for Part 2 of this post! These two posts are the fourth installment in the series “Songs of the Heart” by Terry Enns, a collection of studies on the Psalms and Biblical Counseling. Other titles in this series include “One Thing” – Parts 1 and 2;  “Joy Comes […]

  Editor’s note: This post is Part 2 of 2 that look at David’s experience with biblical confession in Psalm 32. Part 1 lays out the blessings & consequences at stake for the sinner considering confession. Here in Part 2, we see how David highlights three further realities of confession: what makes confession genuine; God’s hope for […]

  Editor’s note: This post is part 1 of 2 that look at David’s experience with biblical confession in Psalm 32. Two of five realities of confession are considered here:  the importance of remembering the joy that comes from confession & forgiveness, and the consequences that come from avoiding confession.    At least according to […]

  Hebrews 12 is perhaps the most well known passage related to God’s spiritual discipline of his children. Notice all the things that the writer of Hebrews says about God and discipline in that passage: God will reprove his people (vv. 5-6 [3x]). God loves the people he disciplines (v. 6a). His discipline may involve […]

    Editor’s note: This post is part two of two that looks at four responses to trouble in our lives and four reasons to trust God found in Psalm 27. These responses or instructions reveal the “how” to trust God when we have trouble. This post looks at the third and fourth responses; part […]

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