A couple of years ago, my second son was learning to ride his bike without training wheels. As with many children, he was quite anxious about the prospect of losing his balance and crashing. With each new try, I would hold the back of his bike seat until he got going fast enough […]

  James 1:16–17 What are you thinking? Perhaps you’re thinking about some problem from the past week, which is festering like an open sore. Perhaps you’re thinking about a relationship that you hope will bring you the happiness you’ve been craving for years. Perhaps you’re thinking about your latest status update on Facebook or Twitter. […]

  In the past few years I have read half a dozen books on the topic of homosexuality and Christianity. I have read many more journal and magazine articles and blog posts. I have studied extensively for preaching on the topic in Romans 1, reading somewhere between 15-25 commentaries on the significant passages. I may […]

  One summer, when I was nine years old, my family was on vacation at the beach. One morning, during that vacation, stands out in my mind as a horrifying experience. My father had left early to play golf with friends when my mother, my siblings, and I heard a knock at the hotel door. […]

  Editor’s Note: This blog is the second of a two part series discussing how to fight Wanton, how to counsel others who are in the grasp of Wanton, and application points for the believer. Be sure you read the first post in this series.   A brief recap: In post one, we defined Wanton […]

  Editor’s Note: This blog is the first of a two part series discussing how to fight Wanton, how to counsel others who are in the grasp of Wanton, and application points for the believer.   WATCH OUT! Wanton wants to woo you from the path of purity to the brink of utter ruin (Prov […]

    Introduction In a previous post, we looked at the relationship between mortification of sin and a biblical assurance of salvation. An overview of Romans, leading up to Paul’s teaching on the Christian life in chapter 8, demonstrated that the Holy Spirit testifies to the sonship of the believer, as the believer is being […]

  The biblical response to the gospel of Jesus Christ is repentance and faith. When the Bible exhorts men to lay hold of gospel grace, at times they’re told to believe (Acts 16:30-31, Jn 3:16, Rom 10:9, Eph 2:8-9, etc.), at other times to repent (Lk 24:45-47, Acts 2:38, 3:19, 17:30, 2 Cor 7:10, etc.), […]

  Note: This post is the second post in a two-part series on Religious OCD. You can read part 1 here.  Review of Religious OCD Post 1 In a previous post, I labeled Scrupulosity or Religious OCD as being characterized by obsessions related to issues that are specifically moral or spiritual in nature. In contrast to […]

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