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Five Purposes for Suffering By John Piper

For those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) We seldom know the micro reasons for our sufferings, but the Bible does give us faith-sustaining macro reasons. … Continue reading

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We Know They Are Killing Children — All of Us Know By John Piper

  One biblical principle of justice is that the more knowledge we have that our action is wrong, the more guilty we are, and the more deserving of punishment (Luke 12:47–48). The point of this article is that, when it … Continue reading

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Another New Year Knocks Where to Take Your Anxiety About Tomorrow by Marshall Segal

Why does Christmas joy turn so quickly into new-year anxiety? Often, it’s because what felt like joy at Christmas was not anchored very deeply in Christ after all. He was invited and welcome, on our terms, as we were trying … Continue reading

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Do You Wish You Could Read Faster? Four Reasons to Slow Down By David Mathis

Cut out all the time between plays, and you can watch all the action of a nine-inning baseball game in about 18 minutes. Do the same with the average football game, and your total viewing time is only 11 minutes. … Continue reading

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The Promise of God in Threatening Pain By Garret Gillkey

Steve Mitchell / USA TODAY Sports We live in a society that is petrified of suffering. Each day starts with a thousand moments of flinching at pain — at our alarm clocks, at the shower’s cold water, at missed emails … Continue reading

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God Has Brought Me Safe Thus Far by Tony Reinke

This first weekend of 2014 affords many of us an opportunity to hit “pause” on this busy opening week and to reflect, backward and forward, on our own lives. Essential at the beginning of every new year is to set … Continue reading

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