Tag Archives: pride

stinging snobbery

Andrew Stuttaford links to a piece by Brendan O’Neill that puts into a pithy phrase the thing that just crawls under my skin and irritates at a low grade burn most of the time, but erupts into a volcanic flame … Continue reading

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truth and pride

as Dane Ortlund tells us, there is a very fine but recognizable line between defending truth and defending one’s own honor. …..I’m struck by my own and others’ inability to discern between concern for the truth and concern for being … Continue reading

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John Piper’s sabbatical

as most of you probably know, John Piper is taking a sabbatical from virtually all of his ministry obligations between now and the end of the year. This is the part of his letter that caught my eye. But on … Continue reading

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three quick hits and a bonus

Dr. Russell Moore answers an important question about how much a girlfriend should know about her boyfriend’s (a potential spouse) sexual past. hard stuff: You are not “owed” a virgin because you are. Your sexual purity wasn’t part of a … Continue reading

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general principles

Kevin DeYoung gleans some general principles from Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church, the collection of interviews by Martin Downes. You won’t agree with every line, just like those being interviewed don’t always agree with each other, but … Continue reading

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I saw this come across John Piper’s twitter feed yesterday and I was intrigued enough to chase down the link yesterday evening. JohnPiperApology for being a jerk, and a new attempt at why I don’t have a TV and rarely … Continue reading

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trusting God in judgment

R.C. Sproul has a good reminder of the need to trust God even at the point of judgment. A person who trusts God trusts not only His promises but His judgment. Even in a prayer of contrition, such a person … Continue reading

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religion v. redemption

While we are talking about Mark Driscoll, here is probably my most favorite ten minutes from him that I have yet heard. Just watch this (several times) and think about it. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXKT8IPdvzA&hl=en&fs=1]

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