“I Was Stealing from My Parents, Like, To Fund the Habit”

Drug addiction, as with other addictions, is a complex problem, with spiritual roots that make some believe that all a person needs to do to be free of drugs is to trust in Jesus, be saved, and just stop.  Layton Kelly knows from personal experience that more is almost always needed.

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Repost — “They Stole our Hot Chocolate!”

It has warmed up today, the sun is shining, but the pile of “hot chocolate insurance” on our front lawn from yesterday is still there.  Time to dust off this old post from a couple years ago, for those of my readers who weren’t around back them.  Originally posted here, but here it is again.

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Provoke Anyone Lately?

I apologise to my regular readers for the recent blog silence.  A combination of particularly heavy work demands and a really bad cold that just hasn’t wanted to stop have usurped my blogging time and energy.

But I wanted to leave you a quick thought from today’s sermon.

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“These Are the Facts”

Michael Saward, who wrote this hymn, passed away this week while on holiday in Switzerland.  I don’t know anything about the author, but he has left us a wonderful hymn, one of my favourites (of course, I have a LOT of favourites).  There is nothing complicated about this hymn, but perhaps part of its power is in its simplicity.

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Word Made Flesh — At the Core of Christianity

This article continues my series based on my sermon on the incarnation of Christ — “The Word was Made Flesh.”  In this article I’d like to look briefly at the core importance of this doctrine.  The Scriptures make this a test case, a dividing line, and those on the wrong side of it are on the side of antichrist.

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The Very Model of a Biblical Philologist

You will only enjoy this if you like Gilbert and Sullivan, or have some passing interest in Biblical language study, or in Biblical archaeology, or Biblical studies in general, or anything to do with Ancient Near Eastern studies, or think it is sometimes good to laugh at liberal theology, or have a little interest in the writings of early Christians, or in ancient manuscripts.

You don’t have to understand all that or even most of it to appreciate what’s been done here.  But if you have absolutely no interest in (or knowledge of) ANY of those things, and don’t like Gilbert and Sullivan, and don’t have a sense of humour, save yourself the three enjoyable minutes of the following video.  (HT: Glenn Chatfield, who posted this in one of his “Some Random Good Stuff” posts — and believe me, this is random!)

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Word Made Flesh — Fully God, Fully Man

This article continues my series based on my sermon on the incarnation of Christ — “The Word was Made Flesh.”

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