"Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet. The more bitterness we taste in sin, the more sweetness we shall taste in Christ." - Thomas Watson in The Doctrine of Repentance This Advent season our church has been tasting the bitterness of the beginnings of sin in Genesis 3. Why all this focus on the … Continue reading The Bittersweetness of Advent & Genesis 3
Start your Palm Sunday with this Facebook face-palm story. Stick with me, there's a point to all of this . . . There are problems. And then THERE ARE FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. Like these real comments left . . . on Disney’s Facebook page by irate mothers who can’t find Frozen [the Disney movie] merchandise … Continue reading Palm Sunday and Facebook Rants
Our culture objects to the idea of brokenness: “Pain is a waste of time,” said the Tylenol commercial a few years back. But even the culture of the contemporary church finds little room in its pews for suffering and brokenness. For example: The Prosperity Gospel: There is a heresy being preached from pulpits and TV … Continue reading No Room For Brokenness?
I recently posted a review of Tim Challies' excellent little book Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys who are Sick of Porn. Now I want you to have your own copy of the book. You can enter the drawing for this book (I'll give away 1 copy to 2 different blog readers) by doing the … Continue reading Free Book Friday: Sexual Detox