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John Calvin On The Sabbath Commandment For Christians

Last week I wrote a post explaining why I’m not a Sabbatarian. Put more simply, I argued why I do not believe the fourth commandment is binding on Christian believers,...

Should Christians Observe The Sabbath on Sunday?

The New City Catechism (NCC) is a terrific resource. I have written about it at the Gospel Coalition Africa and regularly engage with it at Rekindle (recently here and here)....

The Necessity of Mixed-Sex Friendships for Christian Faith

Two weeks ago I wrote a post exploring the implied conflict between friendship and marriage in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings. I argued that towards the...

Don't Wait for the Rebuke: Repent and Confess Your Sin

There are many reasons Christians don’t rebuke one another. But perhaps the one that runs deepest is that we just want people to like us. We fear coming across as...

Tolkien: Friendship Versus Marriage

Years ago my wife and I caught the end of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings. As the stirring scenes full of teary-eyed farewells played out, my wife turned...

Philippians 4:10-13 Devotional

Philippians 4:10-13. I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11...

John Calvin: Marriage, Singleness, and Sexual Sin

My first post in this series looked at 1 Corinthians 7, considering the somewhat famous 7:9, “It’s better to marry than to burn with passion.” The second post considered the...

Philippians 4:8-9 Devotional

Philippians 4:8-9. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about...

The 'Corinthian Problem' Behind 1 Corinthians 7

Last week I published the first article in a series on singleness and marriage. Following its publication I was asked by more than one reader whether I had failed to...