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Oct 2020 30 Oct 30, 2020

The following is an excerpt from an article by Rod Dreher at the website https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/ October 29, 2020 Joe Biden said today that if he’s elected (and assuming he has a Democratic Senate behind him), he will sign the Equality Act within the first hundred days. I believe him, too. This is an issue that the Democratic Party is united on. The only reason it’s not the law now is because the Republican Senate would not pass it. ...Read More

Oct 2020 29 Oct 29, 2020

In my recent article where I interacted with John Piper’s comments on the current election, I hinted that I was giving serious consideration to voting for neither Trump nor Biden. Whereas I still believe that this is a legitimate option for Christians, I have decided that it is not a legitimate option for me personally. I’m not saying for whom I’m voting, but I’m voting in the presidential election. I simply cannot justify, to the satisfaction of ...Read More

Oct 2020 27 Oct 27, 2020

At the close of John Piper’s recent controversial article on the election, he had this word of counsel to pastors and church leaders. I hope you find this helpful. I certainly did. It seems especially appropriate in our current season when circumstances outside of our control have been imposed so forcefully on us. I know that all those who serve in ministry roles feel frustrated in not being able to do what we think needs to be done. But seize this opportunity. Don...Read More

Oct 2020 24 Oct 24, 2020

Most of you are aware that I regard John Piper as one of my dearest friends. We’ve known each other for over 35 years and I’ve had the privilege of sitting on the board of Desiring God and partnering with John in the advance of what we call Christian Hedonism. He has also exerted a tremendous, life-shaping influence on me theologically. What follows is not designed to disagree with the substance of what he wrote in his article. You can read the article here....Read More

Oct 2020 19 Oct 19, 2020

In Romans 1:7 Paul describes those to whom this remarkable letter is addressed. He refers to them as those “who are loved by God.” You may not think that anyone else cares anything at all for you. I don’t believe that’s true, but you may be convinced that it is. Satan is trying to convince you that it is true. He wants you to feel excluded, unloved, uncared for, and unnoticed by others. You aren’t. But hearing me reassure you probably won&r...Read More

Oct 2020 12 Oct 12, 2020

The apostle Paul had never been to Rome. He knew only a handful of believers there. So one might reasonably think that he would introduce himself to the church in that city by pulling out his resume and reeling off a list of accomplishments: inspired letters that he had written, signs and wonders he had performed, famous people that he knew, or perhaps that he alone had been translated into the third heaven and given the privilege of seeing things that are too glorious t...Read More

Oct 2020 5 Oct 5, 2020

Doris Tsianina Storms was born on April 12, 1920. She entered into glory on October 3, 2020. Her life spanned more than 100 years, and she lived every minute of it to the glory of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mom’s early life was unimaginably challenging. In the midst of the Great Depression her parents separated, but never divorced. Her father was a kind and loving man, but an alcoholic. My grandmother had no choice but to put my mother and her three younger...Read More