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5 Things Suffering Reminds Us Of

Suffering serves a purpose. It does. If you look at it through the right set of lenses. Friedrich Nietzche said, “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” It serves to humble us, focus us, clear away all the junk in life that has crowded our vision for … Continue reading

John Piper: This Illness is for God’s Glory

This is one of the best sermons on God’s purpose for illness and suffering that I’ve ever heard. I just had to pass it along. If you don’t want to watch the whole video, at least read the notes below it. You’ll miss some of the good stuff Piper adds to it but still get … Continue reading

Wrestling with the Reality of Hell

I consider myself a pretty conservative guy when it comes to biblical doctrine. Fundamental. Baptist. Whatever. I march pretty much in step with the major creeds and confessions of faith. I believe in one God, one Savior, salvation by grace through faith alone. I believe Jesus is the son of God, wholly God and wholly … Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned From Those Who Suffer

I love talking to people who have suffered greatly. When I meet someone who has suffered, whether physically, emotionally, financially, or spiritually, I take the time to talk to them, to pick their brains, to dig into their experience. I want to know what they went through, how they felt, how they made it through, … Continue reading

Lesson Learned at Buchenwald Concentration Camp

A few days ago I had the opportunity to talk to a gentleman who was part of the American liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald in April of 1945. He was a military policeman and was used to harboring prisoners of war, feeding them, giving them opportunity to bathe, transporting them here and … Continue reading

Parts of the Bible I Don’t Like

Ever read something in the Bible and think, Ooh, I don’t like that. It just doesn’t seem right. I’m guilty of it. Every now and then I’ll run across a passage or an account or even a doctrine that rubs me the wrong way. It doesn’t seem fair (according to my sense of justice) or the … Continue reading

Family Friday: 3 Ways to Improve Your Marriage

I’ve been wanting to do this for some time and haven’t. Partly because I thought about it when I didn’t have time and when I did have time I didn’t think about it and partly because I honestly just didn’t want to know what the outcome would be. I sat my kids down and asked … Continue reading

The Benefits of Being an Alien

It seems aliens are all the rage nowadays. Have been for quite some time, probably since Steven Spielberg brought us Close Encounters of the Third Kind back in 1977. Since then there’s been a slew of movies produced about aliens, books written, sightings reported, and enough close encounters to fill a flying saucer. Most of … Continue reading

Things My Parents Taught Me

A parent’s job is not an easy one. I know this comes as no shock revelation to anyone but sometimes it bears mentioning again, just as a reminder. My wife and I are entering into a certain period of raising children when the focus becomes less on obeying our rules and more on the reasons for … Continue reading

The Most Important YOU!

If you’ve ever read through the Bible, or at least through the Old Testament, you’ve had to deal with 1 Chronicles 1-9. Most people either get bogged down there or skip that portion of Scripture altogether. It’s a literary mud pit, the Biblical equivalent to the dog days of summer. Nine chapters of nothing but … Continue reading

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