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‘Wish Fulfillment’ or ‘Wish Fulfilled?’

John 14:1-7 (ESV) “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come

Truth, Authority and Loyalty

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will

You’re Not Crazy if You Talk to Yourself

If you haven’t yet, go back and listen to Keith’s sermon from this past Sunday. He addressed the distance that we often feel in our relationship with God – the insecurity we feel, the loneliness, the not feeling good enough. And he gave us truth after truth that reminds us of the security we can find in Jesus, no matter what we think or believe in the moment.

It was a good reminder for me because I often tend to wallow in my feelings or in my insecurities, landing there and just sitting in them. In my sin, I often respond to circumstances, to people, or to God in ways that are disconnected from what I confess to believe. Irritation, fear, anxiety, impatience, and discouragement fill my head and stalk my heart. 

The Wounds of a Friend

There is nothing at all soothing about the striking of one piece of iron against another. First of all, there’s usually an annoyingly-loud clang to contend with, plus an unpleasant jolt to the arm muscles should one happen to be holding either of the two pieces. And then there’s the time-consuming and painstaking process of

5 Lies We Believe About Our Bodies

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the normalization of plastic surgery in our culture (as discussed in Time Magazine), and a few thoughts on how we are to think about it as Christians. But maybe a larger issue is that we often don’t see our bodies the same way that God does. We breathe in the air of a world that distorts truths about how our Maker has designed us to be – and we start to believe those lies. What if those lies were exposed? What if we told ourselves the truth more often, training our minds to think on what is good and right?  I found this post from The Gospel Coalition encouraging and helpful in beginning to shift our perspective. Here’s an excerpt:

Rigorous Honesty Meets ‘Do I look fat in this dress?’

Shortly before Valentine’s Day, I was both highly amused and somewhat dismayed by an opinion piece written by UMKC philosophy/business ethics professor Clancy Martin. Suffice to say that Dr. Martin and I have very different opinions about the nature of love and the value of truth, but I think what bothered me most is that his

Who Are You…Really?

My ears always perk up when I hear someone use the common phrase, “I’m a good person,” or – even more revealing – “We’re good Christians.” Most often, the person speaking is simply trying to make some sort of distinction between themselves (or their people group) and those who commit horrific sins against others, perhaps