Category Archives: John R. W. Stott

John Stott passed away earlier today

At the age of 90, John R. W. Stott (one of my favorite authors) went home to be with the Lord (1921-2011, obituary). To apply Jesus’ words, his time had come for him “to leave this world and go to the Father” … Continue reading

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Rob Bell on Hell: what I expect

I’ve received a number of questions about Rob Bell’s forthcoming book, “Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.” The two main concerns have to do with those critiquing the book before its release and … Continue reading

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Are you a judgmental Christian?

“Judge not, lest you be judged.” These are perhaps the most well known words of Jesus. They’re commonly used to keep people from making moral judgments about others. Try sharing a strong moral opinion in a mixed crowd and notice … Continue reading

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All sin is evil, but is all evil sin?

Please take some time to reflect deeply on this important subject. Continue reading

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What is your worldview?

A worldview is a way of looking at the world. It is a sort of map to follow as we navigate through life. It embraces a set of convictions about life and the world: convictions that shape our purpose, values … Continue reading

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Restoring a Broken Relationship

How do I know if he’s really sorry? How many of you have ever said the words, “I am sorry”? Some people find it hard to speak these words. These people are either too insecure or too proud. But those … Continue reading

Posted in Confession, Conflict, Criticism, Deception, Decision making, Discernment, Divorce and Remarriage, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Godly sorrow, Guidelines for living, Humility, John R. W. Stott, Judging others, Love, Marital Separation, Marriage, Pride, Reconciliation, Relationships, Repentance, Self-deception, Spiritual transformation, Trouble-makers, Uncategorized, Unresolved issues, Wives | 3 Comments

Understanding human depravity and dignity

 Viktor Frankl endured three years in the Auschwitz concentration camp. After his rescue, he became professor of Psychiatry and Neurology in the University of Vienna. He also authored a heart wrenching book titled, “Man’s Search for Meaning.” In it he … Continue reading

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