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Looking Forward to Persevering

“Of course!” “Absolutely!” “Why, certainly!” “Oh, yes!” “Oh, definitely!” The doctrine of the perseverance of the saints rang sweetly in my ears with those exclamations as an eighty-six year old woman joined the congregation that I serve. That doctrine promises that God’s elect, once converted, will persevere in grace to the end (e.g. John 10:27-30). […]

Life is Winning in Indiana

Last night, Life Centers, a pregnancy resource center here in central Indiana, hosted its thirty-first annual Celebration of Life banquet. The fund-raiser was headlined by keynote speaker Eric Metaxas. Indiana Governor Mike Pence addressed the audience of nearly one-thousand friends of life, and he ceremonially signed new pro-adoption legislation. Testimonies were shared by women who […]

Assurance for Seekers

Until recently, I had missed the contextual power of Isaiah 55:10-11. Alec Motyer helped me see the wonder of these verses in a new way. They promise “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed […]

Ducking the Real Issues?

Is it wise for Christians to market their own morality as entertainment? That question seems to be worth asking as the feathers settle after last month’s Duck Dynasty flap. Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson entertains. He also markets duck calls for hunters. As a reality television star, his lifestyle and morality serve as his product. His […]