Category Archives: Christ’s work

Our Drooling Cousin

Let’s be honest. Some of us are embarrassed by the gospel. I don’t mean the report ┬áthat “belief in Jesus comforts me.” That doesn’t really embarrass us because we love talking about ourselves, and that little sort of report is … Continue reading

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Plausible?

What does it take to fool you? If someone tells you a ridiculous story, you are unlikely to be deceived, right? But suppose someone tells you something that sort of makes sense, or that you are inclined to believe because … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasure

When you were a kid, did you ever wish you could discover hidden treasure? I remember when I was eight or nine, I helped a neighbor dig a big hole in his backyard because both of us believed that the … Continue reading

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Investment Portfolio

As an economics professor, I get asked all the time for investment advice. Some ask me about gold. Others about stocks. Recently, everyone asks if they should invest in Facebook. Do you know what I answer? There are just three … Continue reading

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Power Struggle

Ever since the Fall, life has been a struggle. That may come as a shock to some pampered teenagers, a few public employees, and many who live in the entitlement age. It is true nonetheless. We live in a world … Continue reading

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Maturity

What is the path to maturity? How do we grow up? Little children grow up and mature, if they are fed and cared for by their parents or guardians. The process just seems to occur naturally, as long as the … Continue reading

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Perfected

Do you wish you were perfect? Human nature and experience ┬ámake us think that having our errors pointed out and practicing over and over will make us perfect. This procedure works when we are little children learning to recite the … Continue reading

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The Gift of Glory

Can you keep a secret? My wife and I are just so bad at keeping secrets from each other that we have given up. By that, I don’t mean to imply that keeping secrets is a good idea in marriage. … Continue reading

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Entrusted for Service

Most of us don’t think of ourselves as servants. While it would be great to HAVE a servant, like a butler or maid, most of us probably wouldn’t want to BE a servant ourselves. Having a servant clean up our … Continue reading

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Rejoice in Suffering

Suffering is a part of every person’s life. Some of us complain about being mildly inconvenienced, but that is not really suffering. Others of us talk about physical pains ranging from hangnails to hernias, but even they may not be … Continue reading

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