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The Tyranny of Pop

My favorite living philosopher, Roger Scruton, has a fascinating piece on the potentially corrosive nature of pop music. Listen to it (with an open and humble mind) below. His description of background music is particularly delightful. Then check out this … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms

Prayer has always been a difficult thing for me… not that I struggled to see the importance of it or anything, but I struggled to actually come up with things to pray about! Prayer isn’t really that complicated. It’s simply … Continue reading

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“Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen…”

Here’s a remarkably helpful truth that gets pointed out once in a while in the biblical counseling world… but rarely sinks in and affects the way we think about the temptations we face. There are basically three complaints, or excuses, … Continue reading

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A Brief Statement on the Nature of Church Ministry

Jesus Christ, in His matchless grace, came into the world to die in our place in order to deliver us from the penalty, the power, and, one day, the presence of sin (Eph 2:1–10; Col 1:12–14), so that we now … Continue reading

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A Definition of the Local Church

I recently sought to develop a carefully worded definition of the local church in fulfillment of a requirement for an apprenticeship I had over the summer. I consulted and leaned on a number of definitions already in existence, especially from … Continue reading

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Guard Your Steps

In Ecclesiastes 5:1-2, Solomon says, “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God… Do not be rash with your mouth, and do not let your heart be quick to utter a word before God. For God is … Continue reading

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