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Note: This article was originally published on reformation21 in January 2011. I once recieved the distressing news that a couple I knew was divorcing. The husband had pursued pornography, and beyond, for a decade. His sin had not only ravaged his wife's life, but in violating that covenant he...
I always looked up to my dad. From the day of my birth until his death seven years ago, I quite literally looked up to him. He was a big guy at 6’ 2”, and I never attained his stature. Yet there is a more profound reason that I continue to look up to my dad even after his death: he stood up to...
Note: This article kicks off reformation21's latest series, "Christian Apologetics." Join us each Friday as William Boekestein outlines how we can prepare to make a defense for the hope that is in us. From the earliest days, Christians needed to defend not worshiping like their neighbors. The...
Note: This article is part of a series on terminology related to homosexuality. This term is used to describe people whose biology and gender identity match, according to ordinary social expectations. Biological males who present as men are “cisgender,” as are biological females who present as...
It has become a repeated theme among Christians, particularly those bent toward philosophical constructs, that beauty is not subjective, but objective. The reasoning behind this is that God is the supreme object of beauty, as He is also the supremacy of being, love, grace, justice, righteousness,...
Not long ago, a man came up to me after a sermon I preached on prayer to tell me that he was no longer interested in praying. His wife had died a few years earlier, and, in the months leading up to her death, he had prayed earnestly for the Lord to spare her life. But God had not answered, and his...
“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy...Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.” — Deut. 5:12-14 “If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to clean.” If you’ve ever heard that maddening one-liner, you may have spent some time in...
The white rabbit in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is famously short on time. Having been summoned by the Queen of Hearts, he dashes in and out of the story, repeatedly checking his pocket watch and telling Alice how late he is. The white rabbit is not a very appealing character. From the tips...
“Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father There is no shadow of turning with Thee Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.” These are the beautiful and poetic words of the familiar hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” by Thomas Chisholm. There is...
Note: This article is part of a series on terminology related to homosexuality. “Sexual orientation” refers to an allegedly innate, unchangeable trait that makes it natural and normal for someone to engage in certain sexual practices. The term is used as both an explanation and a defense of...