Category: Life in Our World

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One Seed

This blog continues Beth's series of her journey through cancer, which was begun in Blessings through Burdens, part one and two. The blog continues in "The Work of Your Hands," parts one and two. The following story was adapted from Aggie Hurst's book One Witness, which is out of print. At certain points along my life’s…

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Speak and Don’t Be Silent

The Henry Jackson subcommittee was established by Congress in 1965 to review the diplomatic service of American ambassadors. This statement was contained in their final report, “When an ambassador overseas negotiates or speaks in private or in public, his audience needs to feel that he . . . speaks with the authority of the President…

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This Is Not Our Fathers’ World

As we discussed in our last post, as ambassadors for Christ, we are to go into the world and urge men to be reconciled to God. However, if we are going to accomplish that objective, we must have some understanding of the cultural context that surrounds us – we must discern our times. A review…

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The Embassy Is Still Open

Postmodern thinking surrounds us. And it has incredible potential to sway us as we swim about in its waters. While the dangers are many and the temptation to accommodate or assimilate is great, the gravest danger presented by the postmodern worldview is a radically altered view of truth. Postmodernism at its heart is a foundational rejection,…

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The Problem of Good

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” –Psalm 145:8 If God is who He says He is and if we are who God’s Word and human experience say we are… Then how do we explain the goodness of God? Most of us get fixated and frustrated by…

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God Is Not a Math Problem

Some of you have either just finished final exams or are about to launch into that dangerous territory. Our students here at Bob Jones University just finished theirs, and tomorrow we will be rejoicing to see some of them march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Of particular interest are those math majors –…

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How to Change Your World

I’ve heard from younger generations – students here at Bob Jones University and Counselor in Training campers at The Wilds – that they desire to do something for God. They truly desire to change their world. Okay then, imagine you are having a conversation with God. “Lord, I know I am saved. I have been delivered…

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Confronting Our Culture

"A cunning Canaanite! Deceitful scales are in his hand; He loves to oppress.” –Hosea 12:7 Like ancient Israel in Hosea’s day, the modern church has become enamored with and enslaved by her surrounding culture. So much so that the church looks, thinks, and acts more like the world she was called to reach than the…

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