Category: The Christian Life

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Pray in the Plural

I am really appreciating Witsius on the Lord’s Prayer (which is what I am currently preaching through at CTK). His insights are striking and perspective-changing, and his analysis is exhaustive.  He is, in fact, the only one...

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Why is the OT Sacrificial System so Bloody?

The OT sacrificial system is a constant reminder that we are not, in fact, “all right.” In fact, as an OT saint approaches the tabernacle, the ceremonial law vividly, repeatedly, and consistently proclaims “you’re not welcome here.” Or, more accurately, “come, but not to close.”

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The Deer is Dehydrated

One of my favorite psalms is Psalm 42. It’s on many people’s top 10s, so I’m not special in this regard. It famously opens: As the deer pants for flowing streams, So pants my...

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Pilgrims without a Pilgrimage

Though we are pilgrims, like the Israelites of old, seeking a holy rest and a most holy place, nevertheless, we are pilgrims who, unlike Israel, make no pilgrimage.

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This Present Wilderness

We live in a world of microwaves and digital watches, which, in the words of Douglas Adams, still seem like “a pretty neat idea.” No wilderness here. Technology is our savior from wilderness wandering; science is our Great High Priest.

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Your Shoes on, and Your Bible Open

We have a great deal to say about this, and its difficult to explain, since you have become too lazy to understand (Heb 5:11).

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Don’t Take off Your Shoes until Bedtime [Biblical Wisdom]

I’ve been thinking recently about how reticent I am to do something I don’t have to do. If it’s not urgent, it can wait, and if it can wait, it can wait for-ev-er (pronounced...

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Biblical Wisdom: A New Blog Series

It’s no accident that the Bible gives us multiple types of ethical exhortation. Not everything is a command. God doesn’t just give us “thou shalt nots;” in fact, since the beginning, those have been...

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Pray with Other People

We have lost the art of corporate prayer, which is a shame because corporate prayer is particularly blessed by our God. The Problem with Corporate Prayer At the root of the problem is that...

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is a reminder that we can, in fact, flourish.

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