My Not-So-Quiet “Quiet Time”

I'm hard-pressed to find uninterrupted daily devotional time with the Lord these days. My so-called "quiet time" is usually broken up into small nuggets throughout the day and is hardly ever actually quiet. Whenever I've had plans to get up early and study God's Word before my son's typical waking time or to sneak out …

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Harvey: Thoughts After the Storm

Enduring Harvey these last few days has been surreal, to say the least. Before this week, I'd never had the number to the Coast Guard sitting on my kitchen counter, just in case my family may need to be rescued from high floodwater. The devastation is far-reaching, and efforts to rebuild will last for months …

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Book Review: Andrew Fuller: Model Pastor-Theologian

Introduction In recent years, Andrew Fuller has reemerged as a prominent figure in Baptist thought and practice, as many of the battles we face today were the same battles he faced many years ago. Contributing to this ongoing renaissance of the life and thought of Andrew Fuller is Paul Brewster, who earned a Ph.D. from …

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Facebook Fast: Pursuing Holiness One Step at a Time

Yesterday I finished a one-month Facebook fast. At the beginning of July, I challenged myself to give up scrolling my News Feed for the whole month. Until then I'd never fasted from social media before, because I've always believed, and still do believe, that wasting time on social media is a heart issue that can't be fixed …

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The Journal Entry of a Wandering, Wicked, Wailing Heathen Scooped Up by the Grace of God

I have done wicked and evil things. I have used people, at their expense, for my own benefit. I have manipulated and taken advantage of others. I have lied to those who trusted me most. I have torn down others to build myself up. I have hurt others. I have pressured others to do things …

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