Clearing Things Up (Sermon on the Mount, Part Five)

My peers and I are in a season of heavy, explicit instruction with our children. Sometimes this instruction can go hilariously wrong, as was the case recently with a friend of mine ...

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A New Bar (Sermon on the Mount, Part Four)

Do you remember in school when a test or project would get graded on a curve? Instead of assigning each student the grade they earned, the “perfect” score would be adjusted from ...

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A Word About Words (Sermon on the Mount, Part Three)

We are all familiar with the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” And at some point in each of our lives, we come to ...

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Let It Shine (Sermon on the Mount, Part Two)

The refrain of a song I grew up singing in Sunday School boldly declares, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine!” Like many of the best songs, the lyrics ...

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Flipping the Script (Sermon on the Mount, Part One)

Kali and Sully are terrified of our Roomba vacuum. For the sake of their sanity and our peace, we only run it when they are sleeping or out of the house, but ...

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The Truth Chronicles: Truths from God’s Word

Of all the spiritual disciplines, Scripture memory is the one that has had the biggest impact on my spiritual life. Memorizing verses has helped me lift God’s word off the page as ...

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Jesus LOVES Me, This I Know {1 Corinthians 13:4-7}

In one of the most well-known children’s songs of our time, we hear this profoundly simple (and simply profound) truth: JESUS LOVES ME. I sing these words to my children multiple times ...

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With Gratitude In Your Hearts {Colossians 3:15-17}

It was after midnight when I slipped under the covers of our bed, squeezing myself onto the sliver of mattress that was still unoccupied. It was a Friday, which meant that Luke ...

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Forward Into Faith’s Perfection {Hebrews 11:1, 12:1-2}

In a recent episode of Armchair Expert, host Dax Shephard (a professed atheist) asked Christian and Stage IV cancer survivor Kate Bowler how she (as someone who has put her faith in ...

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God’s Marvelous Grace {Titus 2:11-14}

I spend a lot of time thinking, reading, learning, and—yes—writing about the Enneagram. It’s not just because I’m fascinated with personality models (though I am). It’s also not because it’s currently very ...

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