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SHOULD CHRISTIANS PRAY FOR GOD TO JUDGE THEIR ENEMIES?

by Ryan Kron

Michael Horton writes: “One of the treasures of worship in the Christian church is the Psalter: one hundred and fifty inspired songs, many of them written by David. But is it appropriate to sing all of the psalms? The ones I have in mind are the “imprecatory” psalms—the ones calling down God’s judgment on our enemies. Here […]

Can We Worship God However We Want?

by Ryan Kron

Pastor Shane Lems writes: “Why are the worship services of Reformed churches different from the worship services of most evangelical churches?  Why won’t you find props, balloons, skits, films, lights, and rock/pop music at confessional Reformed churches? And why aren’t worship services in Reformed churches a Sunday morning free-for-all where we can just wing it? […]

HOW IS THE LOVE OF MONEY A ROOT OF EVIL? 

by Ryan Kron

Paul Tripp writes: What Money-Love Means “When you first read it, it doesn’t seem that it could be true. It seems as if there are all kinds of things more evil than loving money. And on the surface it doesn’t seem that loving money could lead to all other kinds of evil. So it is […]

12 PRINCIPLES FOR DISAGREEING WITH OTHER CHRISTIANS

by Ryan Kron

Andrew Naselli & J. D. Crowley write: “1. Welcome those who disagree with you (Rom. 14:1–2). Concerning any area of disagreement on third-level matters [i.e., disputable issues that shouldn’t cause disunity in the church family], a church will have two groups: (1) those who are “weak in faith” (14:1) on that issue and (2) those “who […]

WHAT TO SAY WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS GRIEVING

by Ryan Kron

Nancy Guthrie writes: “People are really trying to do the best they can. Here’s what happens with people. So, they hear about whatever your situation is: maybe it’s your divorce, maybe it’s a terminal diagnosis, maybe it’s a death of someone. They start—their brains work like a computer. It’s on a search for a match. […]

5 OF THE WORST THINGS YOU CAN SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE GRIEVING 

by Ryan Kron

1. “How Are You?” Nancy Guthrie writes: “Well, that seems kind but what people need to understand is when you’re going through grief and someone says, “How are you?” it feels like a burden, like you have to give a report and that what they really want to hear is, “I’m better than I was […]

The Praying Life

by Ryan Kron

“What a multitude of prayers we have put up from the very first moment we learned to pray. Our very first prayer was a prayer for ourselves. We asked God that He would have mercy on us and blot out our sin. He heard us. But when He had blotted out our sins, we had […]

Do We Have Free Will?

by Ryan Kron

Reformed Pastor Wes Bredenhof writes: “There is an assumption amongst some Reformed people that free will is a completely unbiblical concept.  This may be owing to the fact that often we only hear about free will in the context of Arminianism.  The Arminians, we’re told, believed in free will and so denied God his full […]

Are Some Sins Worse Than Others?

by Ryan Kron

Nick Batzig writes: “One of my close friends was telling me about a recent interaction he had at a Reformed seminary with a student who was preparing to go into college ministry. In the course of their conversation, my friend and this seminarian entered in on the subject of sexual sin. This young man insisted […]