Posts from January 2016

Posts from January 2016

A Plea for Poets, Plumbers, Philosophers, and Physicians

Over a lunch of Lebanese shish and tabbouleh, I had a conversation with a young man training at a well-known and respected university to be a medical doctor. During that discussion he mentioned that he hoped he could train at a school that viewed patients as more than research subjects. He longed for his university to understand the biblical view of man. His desire is to serve in his chosen field as a servant of God working from a biblical worldview.…

Living to God’s Glory

If the law of God can be summarized in a positive command, then we consider how to “run to” God rather than merely how to “run from” sin. Life is not primarily about what we avoid, but what we pursue. As you read through and answer these nine questions, remember God’s patience and timing. There will be some aspects of God’s design that you can engage in immediately. But there will also be ways you want to serve God that will…

I’m Better Than You

by Tim Challies I’m kind of a jerk. For as long as I’ve been able to think about myself, my heart, my life, I’ve known that I’m a sinful person. I’ve never doubted the reality of my depravity. And if there ever had been any doubt, being married and having children and immersing myself in a local church has provided all the proof I, and they, need. But lately I’ve been considering one simple and disturbing aspect of this sin: I’m better…

Stimulate Your Mind

When we enter Jesus’ kingdom, he begins a life-long process of transformation in our lives. No part of our life is off-limits, if we are to grow to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. God’s Word is a primary source of transformation. As we engage with the pages of Holy Scripture, our thinking, our loves, our desires, our loves, our actions are reshaped by the work of the Spirit. As we find ourselves at the beginning…