discipleship

Pursuing the Gospel, not Self

“Now, I want you to know, brothers, that which has happened to me is rather for the advancement of the Gospel;” (Philippians 1:12) Paul’s focus here and always is on the advancement of the Gospel. He is willing to suffer anything and lose everything, and still call it good, so long as the Gospel goes […]

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A Place of Refuge

“God is to us a place of refuge and strength; A helper in distress he is very much found to be.” (Psalm 46:2 {verse 1 in English Bibles})   While the wording of the second line of this verse is a little awkward in English, I rendered it so in the hopes of preserving the […]

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The Culture Wars

In Christian circles, we talk a lot about the culture wars and at least vaguely, I think, most people have some sense of what is meant by that. As we look around us, the western culture has grown more secular and less markedly “Christian” as a whole and the culture war is the crusade that […]

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