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Definition from To spoil: 1. a. To impair the value or quality of. b. To damage irreparably; ruin. 2. To impair the completeness, perfection, or unity of; flaw grievously: spoiled the party. 3. To do harm to the character, nature, or attitude of by oversolicitude, overindulgence, or excessive praise. 4. Archaic a. To plunder; […]

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Why Listen or Read People Who Believe Differently?

Here is an excerpt from Ed Stetzer’s blog: “Yet, my view is that this impulse to only learn from people just like you often means you will never learn anything new– your presuppositions will not be challenged. You will never be challenged to consider opposing views or differing ideas. Furthermore, it fosters the belief […]

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Complementarianism (the idea that men and women are complements of each other and together reflect the image of God)is a hot topic in reformed circles today. What makes this topic so inflammatory is not the definition. No, because the definition is inclusive and affirming and both genders are treated with respect. What makes this topic […]

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Two-Fold Imputation

I have been reading J. D. Greear’s wonderfully simple book, Gospel. On page 44 he summarizes the thesis of his book in four points through his Gospel Prayer. I have been using this Gospel Prayer in many of my counseling sessions. If we believed these four points our lives would be transformed and our interactions […]

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Shadow versus Reality

Part of my job as a counselor is to help people see the realities of their spiritual life in Christ. Of course, most people go to a counselor because they are struggling in their daily, earthly life and spiritual realities seem very abstract and distant. I think God ordains these earthly struggles to help us […]

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Heart of a Servant Leader by C. John Miller

I love this book so much.  A friend encouraged me to read it and so I spent the last 3 months savoring each letter that Jack Miller sent to people through his ministry.  I felt like I was mentored by a very wise, gospel-centered brother in the Lord.  I have purchased 13 copies to date […]

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Age of the Earth and an age old dilemma

R. C. Sproul wisely describes the appropriate interplay between special and natural revelation in this video. He implicitly states that all of God’s revelation is infallible but no interpreters of special and natural relevation are. Wisdom and humility instruct us to remember that.

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