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  • Dealing with Disappointment by Deepak Reju

    I sat across from a husband who expressed disillusionment about his spouse and his marriage. I’ll spare you the details, but essentially he said: “I need this. She’s not giving it to me. I’m unhappy. Why won’t she give it …Read More

  • Passing Down the Truth of God by John MacArthur

    I learned a vital spiritual lesson while participating in a track meet during my college years. I was running in the 4x400-meter relay at the Orange County Invitational. As a baseball player moonlighting in track and field, I wasn’t the …Read More

  • Living under Authority by R.C. Sproul

    As I read the scriptures, particularly the New Testament, there is a theme that recurs again and again regarding the Christian’s willingness to be in submission to various types of authority. Given the rebellious spirit of our age, that frightens …Read More

  • Misconceptions of Maturity by John Sartelle

    She was walking up the street on a Saturday morning in a small town in the mountains of Virginia. She was thirteen years old, but she was wearing a tighttting dress more appropriate for a woman of thirty. The color …Read More

  • Practice Makes Perfect by Brian Tallman

    Anyone who has ever achieved at a really high level knows that there is no substitute for practice. Sure, we’ve all heard stories of exceptionally gifted people who are able to master a subject or discipline on their first introduction …Read More

  • In Praise of Heavy Providences by Mike Pohlman

    Today, I’m struck anew with how contrary to the world is the Christian life. I’m thinking specifically about how the world will almost without fail define the best way forward in life as the way of ease. That is, the …Read More

  • Why Study Church History? by Jon Payne

    If church history does not get your blood pumping, you had better check your spiritual pulse. The sixteenth century alone provides a treasure of soul-stirring narratives. Think of Martin Luther’s bold and daring stand for the gospel against the destructive …Read More

  • What the Bible Says about Addictions by Michael Morales

    Lord, give me chastity and continence,” the young Augustine once famously prayed, “but not yet.” Indeed, he who would become the bishop of Hippo and one of the greatest theologians in the history of the church described his early life …Read More

  • The Christian Life as Pilgrimage by Derek Thomas

    Who would true valour see, Let him come hither; One here will constant be, Come wind, come weather. There’s no discouragement Shall make him once relent His first avowed intent To be a pilgrim. A half-century ago, I sang these …Read More

  • No Peace but a Sword by Joel Kim

    The disciples of Jesus, like their Jewish contemporaries, believed that when the Messiah came, he would come as the “Prince of Peace,” bringing political freedom and material prosperity (Isa. 9:6–7; Zech. 9:10). Moreover, Jesus taught them that peacemakers were indeed …Read More

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