If God is Not in Control of Your Pain…

One of the hardest issues to address in the Christian life is the issue of suffering. Countless words have been devoted to the topic, but no matter how much is said, it never seems that the right words are found. There are too many kinds of pain, too many types of suffering, and too much sorrow in the world that is unable to be explained or comforted by any one book, sermon, or blog post.

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…But Christ Will Shine Brighter Still

There’s something amazing here. Particularly, it’s a glory that is so magnificent that it makes all of the sufferings of these present times seem trivial when set side-by-side. And the shocking thing is that I am not at all minimizing the suffering that’s going on in the world. Things really are as horrible as they seem and probably even more so than we realize, but just as horrible as things are now, the weight of glory awaiting us will be a million times heavier.

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The Spiritual Discipline of Social Media

I don’t want to ignore the negative aspects of social media in my life, but I also don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water and not take advantage of the positive aspects of social media. Here are some guiding principles that I am adopting to try to better harness the power of social media for good, and minimize the effect of social media for bad.

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The Atonement pt. 2: How?

Our sin has condemned us, but that does not mean that we are without hope, for indeed “Christ has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrews 9:26).

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A Word to FBCnl

There are a few commitments that I want to make to you and I thought that by putting them in writing and broadcasting them to the world it would help me stay accountable to them.

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The Atonement pt. 1: Why?

It is a blessed truth that we sing: “What can wash away our sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” These words speak of the Christian’s greatest boast—that Christ died for us and the blood that he shed has washed away our sin.

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