It Takes a Good Person to Repent

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “In fact, it needs to be a good man to repent. And here comes the catch. Only a bad person needs to repent: only a good person can repent perfectly. The worse you are the more you need it and the less you can do...

The Trauma of Bitterness

Because bitterness is a sin we can often forget that it is precipitated by being sinned against (here I am assuming the bitterness is in regards to a legitimate offense). With this oversight we just call on the bitter person to overcome, and we often fail to offer...

Repentance Is Harder Than Eating Humble Pie

A Counselor Reflects on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis “Now what was the sort of ‘hole’ man had got himself into? He had tried to set up on his own, to behave as if he belonged to himself. In other words, fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs...

God’s Words for Being Lied Against: Psalm 4

Case Study: If there was a word that Amy hated it was “politics.” She wasn’t good at it and didn’t want to be. Falsely she hoped that by never running for public office, she would be able to avoid it. But unfortunately politics is not the exclusive domain of...

Addiction: Trying to Cure Stress with Its Cause

This post is meant to offer guidance to common “What now?” questions that could emerge from Pastor J.D.’s sermon “Still Searching for a King: 2 Samuel 24” preached at The Summit Church Saturday/Sunday February 12-13, 2011. In this sermon we saw the symmetry that marks...