Category Archives: Identity in Christ

In Praise of Imaginary Friends

I have my client’s permission to tell you about a great idea he had. We had been talking about the perils of being self-employed… keeping a good schedule, being productive, making plans and following through, all with self-discipline as the … Continue reading

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Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting

Originally posted on Tim's Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another:
[From the archives.] A few years ago Voddie Baucham made the outlandish claim that shyness is a sin. Then he said that when he sees a shy kid…

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A New Look at Some Dangers

Many people have heard of what John Gottman calls the Four Horsemen of a failing marriage; Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness; and Stonewalling. Recently, I noticed a feature of these four threats to marriage, something I had not noticed before. May I … Continue reading

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Two Ticks and No Dog

My family was from East Texas, and I did a lot of growing up there (though I was born in Louisiana), so I learned the language. Lots of colorful expressions came to me from there. This one about two ticks … Continue reading

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The Nashville statement is motivated by religious sexism, more evidence

Originally posted on Biblical Personhood:
I have argued before that the Nashville Statement, seemingly about gay and transgender people, is actually a stealth way to make evangelicals sign on sexist values. Here is another piece of evidence. The CBMW web…

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What if we view anxiety as what it means to be human?

Originally posted on Musings of a Christian Psychologist:
Do you often feel guilty that you struggle with anxiety? Do you beat yourself up afterwards? When you hear, “Be anxious for nothing but in everything and with thanksgiving present your requests…

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Is Access Enough?

I am reading a challenging but thoroughly interesting book these days. It is, The People’s Book, edited by Jennifer Powell McNutt and David Lauber. This collection of Papers is in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the appearance of Luther’s … Continue reading

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Prayer According to the Will of God

The Apostle, John, said in his own letter, I John 5:14-15, “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us … Continue reading

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How Do We Serve God?

How do we serve God?      The question took on a finer point recently when it went to “How will we serve God when we get to Heaven and no one has needs, needs that we can help fill in His … Continue reading

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Evan, we hardly knew ye…

  I became a Christian (“got saved” as we called it back then when it was an OK phrase), because someone went off and left a Bible open, and I found it and read it, and called out to God … Continue reading

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