Tag: Bible

Laurel, Yanny and the Word of God

A few months ago social media platforms lit up with a controversial sound byte containing one simple word: “Laurel.” Or was it “Yanny?” For reasons beyond my comprehension, my wife heard Yanny and I heard Laurel while listening to the same sound clip at the same time, sitting right next to one another. Repeatedly. Seventeen years of marriage and I…

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Receive the Word

How do you receive the word of God? It is an awe-inspiring truth that God speaks to us through the pages of the Bible. Those words were breathed from the mouth of God by the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit, were penned by servants of His great grace, and have been protected and preserved now for thousands of years…

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Exercising Wisdom on Social Media

Social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter can be a great blessing at times. But in some ways they have done untold damage to the art of interpersonal interaction. Not only do people generally feel more secure behind a keyboard than face to face, but also, important aspects of effective communication are easily lost. Very little of communication consists of…

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Circumcise Your Ears

“A horrible thing has taken place in the land. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own authority. My people love it like this. But what will you do at the end of it? . . . Who can I speak to and give such a warning that they will listen? Look, their ear is uncircumcised, so…

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Consumer Christianity and Sunday Morning Products

“Consumer Christianity” is the Americanized brand of an extrabiblical, self-centered gospel. The come-and-see model of ministry we’ve developed over the past 100 years has produced several generations of Christians who assume that church is about them, for them, and because of them. So they shop around. Churches work so hard at having the best music, the most dynamic preacher, the…

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