Tag Archives: Apostle Paul

Gal. 2:16

If I tell my children something once, that should be enough… but, of course, it’s usually not. If I tell my children something three times right in a row: its probably pretty important. In one verse, Paul repeats himself THREE times: “knowing … Continue reading

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Straining at Rowing

I took Mary kayaking this weekend. Typical of a 2-year old, she wanted to “do it myself!” Needless to say, we didn’t get very far and she ended up pretty frustrated. Truth be told, she was a hot mess and I apologize to … Continue reading

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Is God a Cosmic Killjoy?

There’s a line from Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov: “If God does not exist, then everything is permitted.” In other words, we can do whatever we want. The inevitable result is the current culture in which we find ourselves. It’s the … Continue reading

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Naturalism

It seems to me that people used to blindly follow the Bible and were skeptical of science. Now people blindly follow science and are skeptical of the Bible. Both are wrong. We do not “blindly” follow the Bible. We follow the … Continue reading

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Stop Punishing Yourself

In hockey & soccer there is a penalty box. Its the area where a player sits to serve the time of a given penalty for an offence. Get this: sometimes it is called the “sin bin,” or “the bad box.” … Continue reading

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A Fragrance of Christ

Sorry if this is too personal, but what do you smell like? “For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing… ” – 2 Cor. 2:15 God can … Continue reading

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Paul’s “My” Gospel

In Romans 2:16, Paul does something curious; he calls the gospel, “my gospel.” Funny. In most other places he uses the plural possessive,”our gospel.” But here he calls it his own. Why? Paul doesn’t mean that he is the author … Continue reading

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