Idols of the heart

Should Christians Demand Apologies?

The Bible consistently commands believers to forgive others.  The list of verses is long and useful, and I’ve listed many of them at the bottom of this post.  That said, while God’s command to forgive others is ubiquitous, I am unable to find Christ-followers in Scripture demanding apologies.  I was naturally curious as to why…

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How a Believer Drifts from the Gospel

At times during God’s sanctifying process, a believer can drift from the good news of the gospel.  This graphic illustrates what causes the drift (law keeping and idols of the heart), and how the gospel calls us home.  This concept is laid out in the highly recommended IBCD training course.  Graphic by  

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Hold things Loosely

Some of the world’s greatest poets have latched onto the idea that we ought to hold things in life loosely.  Below is the entirely of the poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling, with the pertinent sections about “holding things loosely” in bold.  There is a significant amount of wisdom in this poem!  After the poem, I…

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