James: How Faith Works

James knew that the world detested Christians, but he also knew the Christian faith was an active world-changing faith. It was a faith at work. In other words, faith had fruits of faith (i.e. works). It was a faith that looked like Jesus, talked like Jesus, and served like Jesus. With millions of Christians suffering […]

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I need a job

Q: My job offers are falling through. So I might have to move my wife and kids in order to get a job. What should I do? Here is my encouragement to you as the man, husband, and father of your home: First, lead your family to a season of fasting and prayer. Maybe set […]

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parenting is sanctifying

I am only 11-months into being a parent. Already my little girl is teaching me many things about God: 1. Giving up rights of sleep and other freedoms are just temporary sacrifices but big opportunities to invest in a new life. Parenting is a temporary stewardship, which I think also means a temporary loss of […]

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My Problem with Love Recently, I read a Christian commentator, who had fallen heads and heels in love, trying to draw a connection between romantic love and divine love. The parallels are tempting to make, but are fundamentally erroneous. The main reason is that the modern/post-modern notion of romantic love as manifested in contemporary western […]

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myths regarding Christians and work

Myths regarding Christians and work: 1. Going to work in a standard job makes you a “missionary.” 2. Being a vocational Christian means you’re in “the center of God’s will” (which also means nothing bad will ever happen to you.) 3. Engaging the culture means opening a fair-trade coffee shop in your city (usually called […]

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