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The Christian Life

  • Revolting Against Nature: Unmanning Men and Unwomanning Women

    Women are being unwomanned, and men unmanned, and all are being reduced to one egalitarian humanoid, equally capable of—what?

  • Dead End: The Culture of Barrenness and the Death of Marriage

    If you know a young couple, you can do them a favor with this advice: have children. Forget the wisdom on the age, and have lots of children.

  • States' Rights and Christian Liberty

    "If liberty is to be saved, it will not be by doubters, men of science, or materialists; It will be by religious convictions; by the faith of the individuals who believe that God wills men to be free." — Henri Amiel

  • The Taste of Heaven

    Some ideas really grate on modern-day Gnostic Christianity—for instance, even to whisper that the promises of God might contain something physical. Still, I can’t shake the idea.

  • The Just Shall Live By Faith

    It’s one of the best known Bible verses in the Protestant world. After all, discovering that verse in Romans 1 led Luther to begin the Protestant Reformation, didn’t it? As is often the case with widely accepted opinions, we find looking closer that we don’t understand this verse at all.

  • Whose Yoke Is It?

    Years ago, caught deep in the forgetful, legalistic phase of my cycle, I was complaining to a friend about all my burdens. "You know," he said, "you ought to ask yourself whether that burden belongs to you or to Jesus."

  • The Paranoia Industry

    Some of the people I hear from live in astonishing fear. They seem to forget that nothing happens outside the will and purpose of God.

  • What It's All About

    We live in a dream. We say to ourselves, I would be all right if only...

  • Grace, Obedience, and Liberty in Christ

    Only too well I understand what a slippery concept grace presents to our fleshly and legalistic minds.

  • The Family

    God did not only create the family to reflect his image in love, but also to protect its members. In fact, we can say with perfect justice that outside the family there is no protection.

  • Does God Deliver?

    Do the Scriptures promise only eternal salvation, or do they also promise temporal deliverance? That is, does God save only in eternity, or does he also act in time and space to save his people?

  • Cross? What Cross?

    "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Thank God.

  • Busy?

    The Lord has given to every man his work. See to it that you pursue the great purpose of your life and the object of your being.

  • The One Foundation

    Only when the peace of Christ first rules our hearts can we look at the world calmly and obey God no matter what the consequences.

  • On Losing Heart

    Living in a degenerate age is not easy. How do we keep up our courage when God moves so slowly and mysteriously to do justice, to punish the wicked, and to build his kingdom?

  • Time to Talk or Fish?

    Talkers are cheap, thinkers abound, and philosophers are a dime a gross, but doers are exceedingly rare, and only doers get things done.

  • Iron Into His Soul

    As long as we keep our eyes on the unseen but almighty God, our Shield and Strength, the all-powerful ruler of the universe who sits between the cherubim we can walk on water. When we look at the size of the enemy, the war, and our own strength, we sink.

  • Jesus Rocks! Or Does He?

    Baptised self-centeredness, self-promotion, and self-indulgence. Some of it is merely silly, the rest, pernicious.

  • Studying God

    The wisdom of God, the things of God, come wrapped in a mystery, hidden from the world but revealed to us by his Spirit.

  • Temptations

    How can we ever doubt that Christ is leading us from victory to victory?

  • Two Cautions and a Cure

    If there is just one idea we ought to burn into our present memories, it is this: “Rest easy—God is caring for you, so don’t worry.”

  • The Only Thing That Matters

    No fruit is worse than really good fruit gone rotten. The perversion of virtue is worse than mere vice.

  • Calvin on Babies

    “Surely thou didst draw me forth from the womb, and thou didst cause me to confide upon the breasts of my mother. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.”

  • The Family

    Even though we know that the Scriptures contain everything we need for life and godliness, sometimes they seem to present only a riddle. Where do we find the key? The Scriptures themselves always offer us a key to that riddle, so that even the simplest can understand.

  • Sound Sense or Utopian Nonsense?

    At the busy corner of Summer Avenue and Sycamore View in Memphis stands a historic marker headlined, "Nashoba." In a few brief sentences it recounts the story of Frances Wright’s failed socialist colony in the 1820s.