Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Shack: A god without expectations

(This is part 3 in a 4-part series. See also part 1, part 2, and part 4.) In The Shack, William Paul Young takes pains to present a god devoid of authority. We examined this in part 2. But what … Continue reading

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The Shack: A god without authority

(This is part 2 in a 4-part series. See also part 1, part 3, and part 4.) Many Christians have praised The Shack as helping them understand God better, but they need to be warned that the god of The … Continue reading

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Violent submission

Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication. Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted – Psalm 55:1-2 NASB The psalmist is bold: … Continue reading

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Jesus was only in the boat

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing!” … Continue reading

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Edifying introductions

When a man introduces himself to a man he’s never met, he asks him, “What do you do?” From there, it’s easy to unwittingly go down a path of vanity: “You say you work in manufacturing. Hmm, ok. But oh, … Continue reading

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Who needs elders?

When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed. – Acts 14:23 NASB When you read the New Testament, you see elders everywhere. The … Continue reading

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