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July 18, 2020
Trouble Exceeded

In our continuing series on Parents' Groans Over Their Ungodly Children, the author endeavors to “show the greatness of this calamity, by comparing it with other troubles and showing how this exceeds them.” Under usual circumstances, “my sorrow is worse than yours” isn’t something I normally recommend. It can be divisive, harsh, and needlessly antagonistic. […]

September 29, 2019
Unbelieving Children are a Great Calamity to Their Parents

The word “calamity” is a strong word. Very strong. It is defined as: Any great misfortune or cause of misery; in general, any event or disaster which produces extensive evils, as loss of crops, earthquakes, etc., but also applied to any misfortune which brings great distress upon a single person; misfortune; distress; adversity; an event […]

September 9, 2019
Parents Can Have Ungodly Children (Part II)

In the second part of our series on Parents’ Groans Over Their Ungodly Children, Lawrence begins laying the groundwork with this: it is ordinary for Christian parents to beget unregenerate children. He supports his belief via three premises: Character qualities of godly parents Character qualities of ungodly children Other instances Character Qualities of Godly Parents […]

August 12, 2019
Christian Parents Can Have Ungodly Children

In part two in our series on the book, Parents' Groans Over Their Ungodly Children (available on Amazon here), Lawrence begins by laying the groundwork for his conclusion that "it is ordinary for Christian parents to beget unregenerate children." He supports his conclusion via three primary angles: Character qualities of godly parents Character qualities of […]

August 12, 2019
Parents Groans Over Their Ungodly Children (Part I)

The Christian community, especially the Reformed and Particular Baptist communities, have a dearth of books devoted to certain difficult subjects; domestic violence is one, rebellious children is another. I’m not exactly sure why this is so, but it’s true. It seems like Reformed and Particular Baptist believers should be the primary sources on hard subjects, […]

July 27, 2012
The Things They Carried: A Book Review

"Vietnam was full of strange stories, some improbable, some well beyond that, but the stories that will last forever are those that swirl back and forth across the border between trivia and bedlam, the mad and the mundane." Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried Author Tim O'Brien was young when he went to war; "twenty-one […]

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