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Karma Christianity

Here’s a little quiz for you. True or false? You get good things from God by being good. Sometimes God will cause you to…

Living My Faith

Shut your mouth, holy man (or woman)!

I sort of wish I had someone there to stop me every time I start saying something unkind or unnecessary or in a scathing…

Life’s Challenges

Self-control

“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control” (Proverbs 25:28). From my personal experience, the attribute that every…

Taboo

Jesus wants to talk with you

She was sure she was on the right side of this. Yeah, the man speaking to her didn’t seem like he had it in…

Who is God?

Wouldn’t you rather be serving God?

When people repent of their sins and come to faith in God, their capacity for spiritual judgment and action changes. Scripture tells us that…

Living My Faith

Im-pul-sive

Sometimes we make decisions and ask, “What was I thinking?” after the fact. Ready. Fire. Aim. That can leave us filled with regret or…

Living My Faith

More roots, more fruit

The other day I read an article called “Tree Roots: Facts & Fallacies.” (Sounds interesting, I know.) The author wrote, “If a large portion…

Living My Faith

Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…

Taboo

The path to true healing goes through Christ

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the…

Life’s Challenges

Stop a quarrel before it starts

I bet you know how to accelerate a disagreement into a full-blown fight. I bet you know the buttons that you can push on…

Living My Faith

Trash mouth

Think back to your younger years. Where did you learn the meaning of “street” words, i.e., cussing, swearing, body parts? Probably from your (slightly…

Living My Faith

You can learn to be content

Literature is full of stories that offer explanations of why things happen. Shakespeare presented Romeo and Juliet as star-crossed lovers, i.e., their deaths were…