Monthly Archives: October 2011

On teaching our wives

If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home… – 1 Corinthians 14:35 Boy do we bristle and hiss at the Word of the Lord, don’t we? In the present verse there are responsibilities for … Continue reading

Posted in authority, gentleness, honoring God's Word, love your neighbor, marriage | Leave a comment

On confronting sin

If we saw that such would reform without reproof, we would gladly forbear the publishing of their faults. But when reproofs themselves prove so ineffectual, that they are more offended at the reproof than at the sin, and had rather … Continue reading

Posted in "tone", honoring God's Word, humility, Let all things be done for edification, love your neighbor, sin | Leave a comment

On leaving no room for discussion

I had a couple of exchanges with Tim Margheim, a Christian brother from Texas, on a comment thread of the Team Pyro blog a few weeks back, and his comments were so helpful I asked his permission to re-post them … Continue reading

Posted in "tone", authority, honoring God's Word, Let all things be done for edification, preach the word | 2 Comments

You husbands in the same way…

For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. For … Continue reading

Posted in faith, marriage, suffering, treasure in heaven | Leave a comment

Yay Dannon!

Yoplait donates $1 million a year to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research (“Komen for the Cure”). Breast cancer research is good, but the Susan G. Komen Foundation gives hundreds of thousands of dollars per year (over … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, current issues | Leave a comment

The marks of true conversion

And of those who know the history of the gospel, how few are there who know the nature of that faith, repentance, and holiness which it requireth, or, at least, who know their own hearts? But most of them have … Continue reading

Posted in evangelism, faith, honoring God's Word | Leave a comment

“I don’t want to be a burden…”

We tend to value people for what they can do, rather than simply for being creatures made in the image of God. When someone can’t do as much (whether due to the decline of old age, birth defects, or disease) … Continue reading

Posted in elderly, faith, fifth commandment, love your neighbor | Leave a comment