Thanks for reading the blog in 2018. Here are the top 10 most popular posts of the year, along with either a brief excerpt from the post or a brief comment on the post.
Love me some Calvin. Since I’ve read a lot about him over the years, I figured I’d post some facts you may or may not know about him. All quotes derived from Bruce Gordon’s excellent book, Calvin.
In this guest post written by Dr. J. Richard Middelton, he gives you five things that the Bible doesn’t teach about heaven and the afterlife. This is an important topic and I hope you take some time to check out the post.
They’re books I’ve stumbled upon that may or may not interest you. Check them out.
From Jay Sklar: “What happens when you study Leviticus for more than 10 years? I know the types of answers many people would provide:
- ‘You get to know your psychotherapist really well.’
- ‘People stop inviting you to dinner parties.’
Or perhaps the most common:
- ‘Is this a serious question? Who in the world would do this?’
I did. And it changed my life in ways far different from those just named. In my experience, at least four profound things happen when this book begins to seep into your soul.”
I love to read books. But few things discourage me more than not remembering what I read. I don’t want to give 6, 8, 10 hours of my life towards a book only to not remember any of it when I’m done. This is frustrating. But I know I’m not alone. Because of the fall, our memories are not as sharp as they could be. That’s why some sort of system is essential for retention.
God answers every prayer — but he often says “no.” Why does God sometimes not answer your prayers the way you want him to?
There’s more than just four reasons, I’m sure. But below are a few things that come to mind. Some may apply to you, some of them won’t.
There’s a newish gospel in town. Or at least some make it out to be. Have you heard of it? It’s called expressive individualism.
Don’t leave your spiritual growth up to spontaneity. Make a plan. Now that we’re in 2018, here are some questions to ask as you formulate ways to grow.
They’re meant to help you identify areas of spiritual growth. I titled the original post “check-in” to prepare you for the year. Now that the year is almost over, it’s time for the check-up. It’s time for the physical; time to see if you’re in a healthy spiritual place or not.
In which I write a brief biography on Calvin’s life.