Our Brains and Our Screens

In 2011 Nicholas Carr published a book called The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. I read it some years ago and thought it was quite helpful. Although the internet was in full swing back in 2011, things have changed to some extent. Back then, more people went online using their computers …

The Righteousness of Christ: A Most Admirable Comfort (Brooks)

The righteousness that is ours through faith in Christ (Phil. 3:9) is an amazing and wonderful reality of the Christian faith. Throughout his life, Christ perfectly obeyed the law for us, on our behalf. And his obedience included his act of laying down his life for us, in our place. In other words, in his …

To Christians Who Are Suffering

One thing I try to avoid on this blog is talking about myself. I am somewhat of a private person and I don't like putting much personal information in public places like this blog. But sometimes my blog posts here are directly related to things I'm going through in my own Christian walk (e.g. joy, …

The Church History Study Bible: Good, But Not Great

Of the printing of study Bibles there is no end! It's hard to guess, but there probably are around 100 study Bibles on the market. In addition, there are journaling Bibles, devotional Bibles, readers' Bibles, photography edition Bibles, personal Bibles, note-taking Bibles, and so on. Although some of these types of Bibles are helpful, there …

Dealing with Persistently Irritating Thoughts (Or: My Stupid Mind!)

Most people struggle with annoying and unpleasant thoughts that get stuck in their heads. Here are some examples: "Why didn't he say 'hi' yesterday at the store? Is he mad at me?" "I've had a stomach ache for the last two days. I think I have cancer." "I'm sick of looking at her perfect life …

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