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Preparing to Succeed in Severe Suffering

One thing is clear: unless we die young and suddenly, all of us are going to endure severe suffering. This is true because, as I’ve said many times, only one thing is going to prevent you from watching absolutely every person you … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—6

Who Will Be Greatest in God’s Kingdom? Yesterday I gave the second reason as to why we can’t know who will be greatest in God’s kingdom. Today, I finish this series. We can’t know who will be greatest in God’s … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—5

We All Have Different Gifting In yesterday’s post I gave the first reason we can’t know who will be greatest in God’s Kingdom. The second reason we can’t know who will be greatest in God’s Kingdom is because we all … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—4

We can deliver the best sermons, teach the best apologetics lectures, or write the most respected books but if we don’t do it from love, then from God’s perspective, we “gain nothing”? That is what it says, right? Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—3

In my prior post I talked about how the Lord humbled me and I quit my ministry position. Well, when I was just finishing up my M.Div. (this was 1980), I was hired as an associate pastor by a church … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery—2

I ended yesterday’s post telling about my ministerial jealousy and how I became very tired. In fact, I got so tired that I would wake up, have breakfast, and take a nap. Then I’d wake up, have lunch, and take … Continue reading

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Self-Worth, Ministry, and Misery-1

Most Christians in ministry base their self-worth on their ministry success but this is disastrously destructive to discipleship. Continue reading

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Why Did God Let That Child Die?

Perhaps the most difficult and emotionally charged question ever asked the pastor or apologist is why God let that child die. Continue reading

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Misunderstanding the Canaanite Hyperbole Argument

Some Christians misunderstand Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan’s hyperbole argument to mean that they don’t believe that it ever occurred that Israel should take the lives of non-combatants. That’s not true. Continue reading

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Canaanite Hyperbole Interpretation Inconsistent

The trouble with the Canaanite hyperbole explanation for troubling passages regarding God’s commands to kill every man, woman, and child, is that it is inconsistent with the fact that God wasn’t using hyperbole when he warned Israel that they was suffer a similar fate. Continue reading

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