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The Best of June

I’ve been at this blogging thing for quite a long time now—it’s coming up on ten years. I’ve been at the daily blogging thing for almost as long. This means that I’ve got an extensive backlist of articles from years gone by. I thought it might be fun to pull out some of the articles I wrote in previous Junes, stretching all the way back to 2004.


From the Garden to the Cross - This was one of those connections I made while studying the book of Genesis and just had to preach and write about it.

I Am Unalarmed - This article generated quite a loud response, as I recall.


Trusting God with what Matters Most - I have thought about this subject often, about coming up against the edge of my faith.

A Parody of Ourselves - Sometimes I think the evangelical world is beyond parody. We Reformed types may be getting close as well.


Don’t Take Your iPod to Church! Parts 1, 1.5, and 2 - I once told people not to take their iPods to church. Apparently no one listened! 

Little Evils, Little Sins - I found this a useful illustration in my own life.


Seven Reasons To Study the Church’s Past - Here are seven reasons that we ought to study church history.

God Is With Us - I reflected on an amazing little word.


The Appeal of Roman Catholicism - I wanted to think about why people are drawn to Roman Catholicism.

A Notch in the Belt - In this article I reflected on doing good for the sake of accruing some kind of merit.


Counterfeit Detection Part 1 and Part 2 - This was background to The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment.

Credo - I still enjoy this one, though it feels like there’s almost an arrogance to it.


Becoming Compassionate Truth-Tellers - Here’s yet another time that Al Mohler has sparked my thinking.

Postmodern Morality, Authority and Accountability - I guess the title just about says it all.


Minister of the Word - What does it mean to be a minister of God’s Word?

Dear Neighbor - I must have been having a bad day. It may have been her fault.