Tag Archives: Forgiven

Thoughts on Forgiveness

Owen is co-teaching a class on The Sermon on the Mount at church this semester. It has been wonderful and I’ve been able to see his teaching abilities blossom and grow. Recently,  someone in the class asked for some more … Continue reading

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How to prepare for marriage

I’ve read so many books on dating, relationships and marriage that I can’t even remember the names of all of them. I’ve taken courses on pre-marital counseling and marriage & family. I have watched numerous friends get married and work … Continue reading

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Purity in uh, well…yeah, you know | Our Single Purpose

When I was single, I dreaded hearing “the purity talk” from married people. Please don’t talk to me about “waiting” and “guarding” and “abstaining” when I have no idea if I will ever marry and you’re enjoying the pleasures of … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages

“Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.” Psalm 71:3 This is my favorite version of this heartfelt hymn. … Continue reading

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Counterfeits

Jefferson Bethke: You can also download this spoken word on iTunes (all proceeds go to benefit a new college ministry). Some further resources: David Powlison, “Idols of the Heart and Vanity Fair,” Journal of Biblical Counseling (also available in PDF). … Continue reading

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Freedom

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 Rabbit & The Bear by Josh Garrels Album: Jacaranda Run, run so fast Over fields and grass At … Continue reading

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Grace in relationships

I thought this interview by Jono Linebaugh (Assistant Professor of New Testament at Knox Theological Seminary) of Paul Tripp and Elyse Fitzpatrick was helpful. It’s geared more for parents but the principles transfer to all relationships. It’s well worth the … Continue reading

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