Newton’s third law of human nature

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In all likelihood, you have not spent much time today considering Newton’s laws of physics. Fair enough. The nature of entropy in isolated systems does not make for enthralling watercooler conversation with Ted from accounting, perhaps. But here’s a bit of wisdom: For every action, there is an

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On the Origins of Divine Christology

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
Andrew Ter Ern LokeThe Origin of Divine ChristologySNTSMS; Cambridge: CUP, 2017.Available at Amazon.com This book is a critique of evolutionary schemes of christological development as well as an argument that the only reason why the early church believed that Jesus was “true God” is because he

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Pursue Peace

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”  Romans 8:6 (NLT) Do you live at peace or is your mind wild and full of worries? What if I tell you the answer depends more on you and your decisions than

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The Easy Yoke

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28 Jesus words […]

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Readers write: New Monitor design

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New Monitor design I just received the newly formatted April 22 & 29 Weekly Print Edition. It’s absolutely marvelous – something to look forward to each week in the mail. The pictures enlivened the whole issue. The articles were clearly separate but came together as a whole

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Weekend A La Carte (May 18)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
There are some rock-solid books in today’s list of Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: How Many Loves Have You Experienced Today?) Why Preaching MIGHT Be a Walk in The Park “To the uninitiated, I look like a man on a morning stroll. I might be noticed to be glancing at my phone, or muttering

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Islam in North America

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Micah Fries & Keith WhitfieldIslam and North America: Loving our Muslim NeighborsNashville, TN: B&H, 2018.Available at B&H. By J. Paul Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world. This fact is usually met with fear or uneasiness by many including some Christians. They find

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup of blessing. You guard all that is mine”. Psalm 16:5 “The man who is content to sit ignorantly by his own fireside, wrapped up in his own private affairs, and has no public eye for what is going on in the church and the world, is a […]

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Our Strong Tower

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10 (NLT) She had no idea what her friend meant. Just how does one “call on the name of the Lord”? As she faced this new challenge she knew she needed God’s help in her life. […]

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A La Carte (May 17)

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There are a few Kindle deals for you to take a look at if you are so inclined. Alabama and Georgia Are Throwing Down the Gauntlet against Roe. Good. This is so encouraging to see, even if only from across an international border. “We are witnessing the beginnings of an anti-abortion legislative

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You Never Let Go . .

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside.” Psalm 73:21 (NLT) Has your heart ever been bitter?   It is so easy to allow bitterness to hold a death grip on our life; when our life doesn’t turn out like we think it should, when we see other […]

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How the (North)west was won

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In “John Adams,” David McCullough’s acclaimed 2001 biography, he chronicled Adams’ achievements as a Founding Father and chief executive. But one of Adams’ accomplishments, which changed the country, has gotten relatively little attention. During the negotiations that ended the Revolutionary

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A La Carte (May 16)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include various odds and ends! I’m quite enthusiastic about the new series of 31-Day Counseling Devotionals. Westminster has them at up to 50% off this week. (Yesterday on the blog: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (But Is Too Embarrassed to Ask)) What Is The

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