Forgiving Others

When you’re hurt by someone- really wounded- you’re forced to think through the matter of forgiveness afresh. This has been the case in my own life. How ought one to forgive? What if the person is unrepentant? Can you forgive someone if they don’t ask for it? Should forgiveness erase all of the consequences? These […]





Truth In Mendacity

Man is a very confused creature. Merely consider the vast multitude of worldviews and religions, and how humanity understands reality in nearly every imaginable way. Flip open a textbook of comparative religion. Turn the pages of a philosopher’s journal. Journey down the corridors of history. What belief does man not hold? It is all there, […]


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). […]


Responding to Gay Marriages

Perhaps it’s largely due to judicial activism. Perhaps it may be a short-lived reality with long-term inevitability, but our county in Indiana saw its first gay marriages solemnized at the courthouse this week. For some of GR’s readership, this has been a reality for some time, for others it is yet in the future. But the […]



God’s Self-Glory

In many places in Scripture, God makes statements that express a desire for His own glory.  For instance, in Exodus 14:4, the Lord says, “I will get glory over Pharaoh and his armies.”  Or in speaking of preserving Israel from His utter wrath, in Isaiah 40:11 the Lord says, “For my own sake, for my […]