Precision within Idolatry

Note: This post was originally published on the Biblical Counseling Coalition blog “Grace & Truth.” I would highly recommend this organization as a clearinghouse for excellent materials in Biblical Counseling. This post has since been critiqued by Dr....

Moving Our Priorities Beyond First, Second, Third

From time to time we all think about priorities.  Usually when life is getting a little out of control and we know something is going to have to give.  When we think of priorities we often think in terms of “rank.” Let’s say, for conversation’s sake, we have a husband...

Good Words; Unpleasant Experiences

There are many words that we can say with a positive feeling – growing, learning, patience, or courage. Any reasonable person would think it was a good thing to have more of these qualities. We look up to people who have these qualities and impress their importance...

God’s Words for Living with Liars: Psalm 120

Case Study: Gabe’s father was a man that no one would trust. The adage, “You can’t be a good addict without being a good liar,” fit his old man quite well. Gabe grew up hearing his father rant that he hadn’t been drinking as he staggered through the house (at least...