Forgiveness · Listen · Peace · Peacemaking

5 Ways to Make Peace with Others

There are many times that God calls Christians to make peace. Although this is not always the case, as I wrote recently in “Christian, Stop Making Peace ” If you are working in an area where God has called you to make peace, here are five ways God gives to help make peace with others.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Peace with Others

Critical Theory · Forgiveness · Microaggression

Christian Thinking on Microaggression

The idea of microaggression is new to our modern thought and society. In short, it is a statement, action, or incident that is a subtle or even unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group. The question is, how should Christians think about this idea of microaggression? COMPASSION The first thing we can do is… Continue reading Christian Thinking on Microaggression

Forgiveness · Offense · Trust

Do I Need to Trust the Person I Forgave?

Forgiveness is at the core of the Christian life. To accept Christ’s love is to accept His forgiveness. The cross is the picture of forgiveness, and because of that, those who have been forgiven by God should forgive others. This is why we are told to be “forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave… Continue reading Do I Need to Trust the Person I Forgave?

Forgiveness · Politics · Social media · Speak · Ten Commandments · Truth

Commitments for Christians Talking Politics Part 3

This series of articles is intended to help the Christian wade through some of the biblical ethics for talking about politics God’s way. Many people, Christians included, merely think about politics, and not how we should speak or not speak concerning them. I hope that many Christians will take part in making the commitment to… Continue reading Commitments for Christians Talking Politics Part 3

Bitterness · Cross · Forgiveness · Gospel · Grace

How to Get Rid of Bitterness

When we talk about bitterness, we need to first define it. We are not talking about a bitter cup of coffee or candy bar. We are talking about the attitude carried by some people. Bitterness often comes from feeling wronged. We get angry, disappointed, and become resentful of those who have hurt us. If we… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Bitterness

Eternal Security · Forgiveness · Salvation

Can I Lose My Salvation?

One question I often get from people is, “Can I lose my salvation?” There are several reasons that people ask this. First, some Protestant denominations  teach that you could lose your salvation. Not many of them, but enough that this becomes a question within Christianity. The second reason that people may think that they could… Continue reading Can I Lose My Salvation?

Anger · Forgiveness · Friends · Friendship · Kindness · Relationships

5 Tips from God on Relationships

Here are five quick tips on how God wants us to deal with each other in relationships. Deal with problems sooner rather than later. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry, and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.”  People are often stronger in relationship. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “Though a man… Continue reading 5 Tips from God on Relationships

Bible Lesson · Children · Forgiveness · Parenting · Teaching Bible

Teaching Children Scripture

I’ve said before that if you cannot teach something to a child, there’s a good chance you don’t understand it yourself. I’m not talking about the intricacies of things not age-appropriate;  you won’t teach a five-year-old calculus, but many important lessons can be taught at a basic level. Recently one of my children taught me… Continue reading Teaching Children Scripture

Forgiveness · Friendship · God's Word · Husband · Relationships · Satire · Wife

How to Maintain a Broken Relationship

People are always asking, me,”Tim, I’m in a great relationship, but have a small problem with that relationship right now. How can I make sure it’s never fixed?“ Here are five easy tips to make sure your relationship stays broken. Wait as long as you can to deal with the problem. Let the problem fester.… Continue reading How to Maintain a Broken Relationship

Anger · Cross-Centered · Forgiveness · Fruit of the Spirit · Jesus-Centered · Root Sins

Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins

In a previous article we talked about root sins. We addressed the three root sins: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life. These sins were identified with Eve in the garden. Satan later used these root sins to tempt Jesus. Then John, in John 2:16 reaffirms these three root sins.… Continue reading Root Sins:Part II Pulling and Replacing Root Sins