'Christian' Tagged Posts

'Christian' Tagged Posts

LEARNING TO LOVE

Dr. Jay Adams, an author of books on Christian counseling, describes a familiar scene. John and Mary have come to the pastor for counseling…but not really…for their minds are already made up.  Repentance is not in the air. Both profess to be Christians.  There has been no adultery or malicious desertion they can claim as Biblical grounds for the breaking of the marriage…

SHORTCUT SANCTIFICATION

Evan Keliher taught in the Detroit public school for 30 years.    He watched the educational fads come and go. He participated in team-teaching.  He supervised peer-tutoring programs. He struggled with block schedules. In 2002 he looked back on it all in an editorial for Newsweek.  “None of it ever made a discernible difference in my students’ performance,” he said. Then…

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER…

Columnist Armstrong Williams writes of a summer day down south when his father sent him to buy wire and fencing for the farm.  At sixteen, Williams liked nothing better than a chance to drive the Chevy pickup.   But this time, he was in no hurry.  His father told him he’d have to ask for credit.  Sixteen is a proud age for a young black man, Williams explained.   “The…

FATHERS DAY CHALLENGES & BLESSINGS

Years back, the Houston Police Department, with a sly wink, distributed a pamphlet listing ways to raise juvenile delinquents.  For instance… Begin with infancy to give the child everything he wants.  In this way he will grow up to believe the world owes him a living. When he picks up bad words, laugh at him.  He will think he’s cute. Never give him any spiritual…

SPIRITUAL TUCK-POINTING

A fair number of years ago we tuck-pointed our church building.  Expansion and contraction over the years amid the changing seasons had taken their toll, weakening the mortar between the bricks.  Without a total restoration of the mortar, things would have crumbled.  Bricks would have fallen out.  The building would have fallen apart. The same sort of thing can happen…