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(May 24th) Eternity is forever.

As May draws to a close, high school seniors are stepping out of the comforts of school and–after a brief respite in the summer–are soon to begin the next phase of their lives.

I remember when I graduated. Several of us spent the entire evening on a little plot of land […]

(May 22nd) The crown I want, the crown I get, the crown He wore

As he neared the end of his  life, Paul offered this statement of past-reflection and future-hope:
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give […]

(May 21st) In defense of (and the proper usage of) “thoughts and prayers”

Ours is a world of sin and suffering. Because of that, and because God’s people live in this world, we often find ourselves either suffering directly or indirectly as a result of this world’s wickedness. Suffering directly of course means we feel the direct effects of evil being done […]

(May 17th) Parting words to graduates

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of addressing the 2018 Guy-Perkins graduating class.

I tried to impress on them that they are only going to be given a small window of time to make their mark. For the next several years they’re going to be told “you’re too young, you […]

(May 15) ultracrepidarians…

Okay so If I’m being honest, I really was just looking for an excuse to post that picture. It’s hilarious. I know Moses was inspired and so the Holy Spirit told him to write that, but c’mon: It’s hilarious.

But it made me think of a word that I just […]

(May 14) Take my life…please!

The famous comedian (and violinist) Henny Youngman was famous for his quip “take my wife…please.”

Without context the line doesn’t seem all that funny (I’d hope not, at least) but when you say “take my wife” as though you’re about to use her as an illustration for an example, and […]