Does the Christian Have a Deceitful Heart?

When I was a young Christian, one verse I quoted a lot was Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” In my understanding, Jeremiah was describing the heart of everyone, even Christians. I was so convinced of the depravity and sinfulness of

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Two Approaches to Suffering

I’m am currently reading and greatly enjoying Tullian Tchividjian’s latest book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free. In the introduction, Tullian points out two typical, and unhelpful, ways people tend to respond to suffering 1. Moralizing. This happens when we look for what we or others may have done

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You Were Created To Be Creative

I guess I’ve always been pegged as a creative. I’ve been a musician since I was young. I’ve written dozens of songs and performed with world-class musicians. Heck, I got my bachelors degree in, wait for it…Jazz Studies! Oftentimes, people look at me and place me a special category: creative.

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What is New Covenant Theology? (Part 3)

This is now the third post in my series on New Covenant (NCT). In the last post I tried to get you oriented to the discussion by introducing the first major competing theological system: Covenant Theology (CT). Today I will be introducing the second: Dispensationalism (DT). DT was first developed

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The Man Christ Jesus

How did Jesus do miracles? How did he cast out demons? Or know what people were thinking? Or live a perfect life? If you’re like most Christians, you’d probably say, “Well, he was God. That’s how he did it.” But is that really what the Bible says? In The Man

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