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  • Christian Villain: Is an actor’s pretend sin still sin?

    Actor William Shatner once did a parody performance of himself reacting to his obsessed fans at a Star Trek convention. He exploded with a sharp rebuke: “Get a life! It’s only a TV show!” To a Trekkie that’s like being told Santa isn’t real…by Santa. [...]

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  • Meet: The Home Team

    Seeing a book in print is like seeing your child being born—except that people are generally more lenient in their reviews of your baby. Thanks Eric  Davis for your very kind and thorough review last week; you had the book before I did! Click to order This [...]

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  • My new book: The Home Team

    It is with much appreciation to the Lord for this opportunity, that I announce the arrival of The Home Team. This book is published by Shepherd’s Press, who are best known for Tedd Tripp’s Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Paul and Tedd Tripp were both instrumental in helping me [...]

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  • Bleep! Why Christians Shouldn’t Cuss

    In 2005 the American Film Institute voted that the best movie line of all time was the one that Clarke Gable deftly delivered as the character Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. If you endured all four hours of melodrama you’ll certainly recall his parting [...]

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  • Blood, Sweat, and Fear: did Jesus sweat blood?

    Under the churchillian title “Blood, Sweat, and Fear” a sanguine little article by J. E. Holoubek made a big splash in the arid annals of The Journal of Medicine (02/1996). It presents seventy-six patients who claimed to have, at least once, sweated blood. The descriptions of these putative [...]

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  • May I marry for looks? An Open Letter to Single Male Idiots

    Dear (usually young) single male, I have been asked this same question by many of your ilk. To be more honest than I’d be if I were posting this answer on a blog, I confess I have made that same enquiry myself. The conventional wisdom [...]

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  • Labor Daze: 4 truths not covered in job orientation

    In honor of Labor Day here are four truths your PR department probably didn’t cover in your orientation package… 1. Work is a gift God created the man with a purpose: to enjoy fellowship with God and offer worship to God through work.  Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us [...]

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  • Losing your voice: 4 ways pastors lose pulpits

    There are many ways to leave a church honorably. You could die in the pulpit. You might gracefully retire so a younger man can fill your shoes. Perhaps you feel called to another ministry, and your current elders support you in that endeavor. But there are [...]

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"Who having been called to be a preacher would stoop to be a king?" - Puritan Thomas Carlyle