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Month: February 2021

Sinning with the Saints

Sinning with the Saints

In the wake of the latest celebrity scandal, this one involving the late Ravi Zacharias, one of the more social media common refrains has been, “but David!” The reasoning goes something like this: If David could catastrophically sin, so could Zacharias. If David could be forgiven, so too could Zacharias. If David, sinner that he […]

seven marks of a false teacher

Seven Marks of a False Teacher

I spent some time this week, revisiting Thomas Brooks’s invaluable book, Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices. Over the years it has become a favorite of mine—one that I’ve recommended more than any other except perhaps Richard Sibbes’s “The Bruised Reed.” Toward the end of the book, Brooks touches on the topic of false teachers and […]

slavery puts men in competition with God

Slavery: In Competition with God

I bought male and female slaves, and I had slaves born at home. I also possessed flocks and herds larger than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. I also amassed for myself silver and gold, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I provided for myself male and female singers, and the pleasures of mankind: […]