Responding to a Fool

During an interaction online today, someone told me, "I'm really not interested in you responding to me.  I most likely won't read it, so go ahead and save your time."  In this case, there is really only one way I can respond: Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise … Continue reading Responding to a Fool

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Conversation Between a Calvinist and an Arminian

This is from John Piper's post earlier this week about how Charles Simeon, a Calvinist, tried to reason with John Wesley, an Arminian, about the supremacy of God in the salvation and perseverance of Christians.  I have adapted it to contemporary language. So you call yourself an Arminian. People call me a Calvinist; and therefore … Continue reading Conversation Between a Calvinist and an Arminian

Pitfalls in Communication: Clouding the Truth

Part 3 of a 6 part series. View series intro and index. It’s hard enough to communicate with people who have different worldviews and come from a different culture—whether they are from across the street or another continent. Communication gets harder when it travels over gender lines. Add to this fact that we usually arrive with personal … Continue reading Pitfalls in Communication: Clouding the Truth

Unless You Become Like Children…You’ll be Bored

I was baby sitting the kids of some good friends of mine tonight.  They have four kids and when I was putting them to bed, two of them in particular started a conversation with me.  Daniel is six years old.  Allison is three.   They both wanted to tell me about certain dreams they've had.  This conversation happened about 20 … Continue reading Unless You Become Like Children…You’ll be Bored