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Not One Square Inch

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry, ‘Mine!’” (Abraham Kuyper) My wife and I have two children, one of which is a toddler. Over the past few months—maybe longer than that—our eldest has learned how to say […]

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God Has Satan on a Leash

The internet is filled with memes. Some funny, others distasteful. Then there are theological memes. Many are quite accurate; others, however, are downright horrible. You may have seen one notable, cringeworthy meme. Jesus and Satan are having an arm wrestling match—we’re just not sure who has the upper hand! Eternity hangs in the balance; it’s […]

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Christianity Cultural Issues

Why Christians Care So Much about Abortion

You may have noticed in the news recently the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, decided against blocking a controversial Texas law regarding abortion. In the words of Michael Scott, “How the turn tables.” For decades now, Christians have seen states pass heartbeat bills only for them to be struck down […]

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Christianity Gospel Smugness

Lacking in Love

True, biblical love is lacking within the Christian church today. Truth is there but love is not in many places. Christians place such an emphasis on truth that they forget love. Just think of the first verse in 1 Corinthians 13: “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not […]

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The Glory Days are Over

I was recently mowing when Shai Line’s song “Turn it Off” began playing in my ears. As I was mowing, one of the verses struck me even though I’ve heard it several times: Ayo, it feels like the days of Noah /This world is post-Christian, the glory days are over This verse hit me like […]

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Thrilled Hearts

“Knowing God is a relationship calculated to thrill a man’s heart.” (JI Packer) The definition of thrill(ed) is “to cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling excitement and pleasure.” Thrilled is an English word that is used far too often, far too causally, and far too flippantly. It’s the same with awesome, which we use […]

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Christianity

Supporting Theology and Life

Each week (with a few exceptions) I write about theology, life, and the gospel. Or at least something in that arena. Writing has become a true, abiding passion of mine. I plan to write for the rest of my life, to create content that (hopefully) edifies and blesses Christians around the world. But in order […]

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Just Call Me Old-Fashioned

“I am one of those old-fashioned ministers who believe the whole Bible and everything that it contains.” (JC Ryle) You can replace the word ministers in the above quote with Christians and it’ll have the same effect. Oh, you’re one of those Christians, some may say. You actually believe the entire Bible is true? Why […]

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Christianity

Gospel Smugness Deal

Hello everybody! I would like to bring to your attention a deal on my book Gospel Smugness. If you choose to sign up as a patron below (minimum $5/month) to support my ongoing work at my blog, Theology & Life, then I will throw in a FREE copy of Gospel Smugness — and you don’t […]

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The Christian Distinction

Many people claim, whether ignorantly or not, that all religions are the same. They profess that Christianity, Islam, Judaism, et al teach the basic general tenets: love your neighbor, do good, don’t do anything you wouldn’t want done to you etc. This erroneous claim fails to understand the true teachings of each religion (which I […]