How should you speak to your children about death?

Sometimes Christian parents struggle with how to talk with their children about difficult subjects. They don't want to burden their children unnecessarily. Death is one of the subjects that is difficult for parents to discuss. But the principles here apply to all difficult subjects. The general rule is to speak the truth in love without …

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What is the relationship among the government, church, and Covid-19?

There may be no greater earthly grief than when true brothers in Christ are divided over secondary matters (Jn 17:22-23). To me, one of the most heartbreaking stories in the Bible is the separation of Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:36-41). Each had to follow his own conscience in a practical matter. It was right for …

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Are you responsible for every social media controversy?

We live in an unprecedented time, where all the problems of the world demand our constant attention and immediate judgment on social media. Through technology, we’re connected to events all over the nation and the world. Very quickly, people are polarized into those who are “for” and those who are “against” whatever controversy happens to …

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How should wives submit to their husbands?

The Bible's teaching about a wife's submission to her husband is very unpopular today. Many claim that the teaching is inherently abusive because it establishes a power imbalance in marriage. Certainly the biblical teaching can be abused, but so can any other true principle. The Bible's teaching, however, is clear. Ephesians 5:22-24 says: “Wives, submit …

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What are some reasons people wrongly avoid studying theology?

The Bible teaches us to search the Scriptures (Acts 17:11), and to rightly handle the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Christians are to hide God's Word in their hearts (Psalm 119:11). And yet, many people want to avoid difficult questions of theology. They make excuses for not coming to careful biblical conclusions about what …

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Is Christianity a religion of doctrine or love?

Classical liberals often say that Christianity is a life, not a doctrine. Have you ever heard anyone say that? People sometimes say: It doesn’t really matter what you believe. What matters is that you love other people. What matters is that you do good in the world, rescue the oppressed, care for the sick and …

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How can parents help their children get assurance of salvation?

The biblical way children should come to assurance of salvation is no different from the way adults should come to assurance of salvation. The Bible teaches that there are three grounds of assurance: 1. The promise of the gospel in Jesus Christ, 2. The inward witness of the Holy Spirit, and 3. The evidence of …

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How can your church serve survivors of domestic abuse?

As a pastor, I have not always understood the dynamics of domestic abuse, and I have not always gotten things right when it comes to trying to minister to those who are oppressed by this grievous sin. Though I have seen numerous instances of domestic abuse, I am still learning more and more about the …

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