Monthly Archives: March 2019

Jesus and the Psychology of Happiness

Popular psychology has been transitioning over the past couple of decades. It’s happier now or, at least, it’s talking about happiness more than it did. For generations, psychology was principally interested in pathology, in aberrant and self-defeating behaviors. Psychiatry has … Continue reading

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Irrefutable Evidence of the Reign of Death

The Apostle Paul wrote: “. . . just as sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned – for before the law was given, … Continue reading

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Wise Guy: The Two Kinds of Wisdom in James 3

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media (listening time: 25:24) Who is wise? Who’s got the answers? Who knows how to live the good life? Before you can answer the question “Who is wise?” you need to clarify which kind of wisdom you are talking about. … Continue reading

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Get off the Bandwagon of Hate

Six days after the 9/11 attacks, in remarks made at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush told his audience, “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith.” He went on … Continue reading

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Tongues of Fire

James 3:1-12. (Listening time: under 24 minutes.)http://lockwoodchurch.org/media

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The Rebellion in the Garden

What happened in the garden was not simply wrong, it was rebellion. Continue reading

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We Must Not Think God Is Our Servant

Jeeves, with his boundless knowledge and seemingly infinite reach, is more than a little like God. Perhaps Wodehouse realized this, for he once described him as “a godlike man in a bowler hat.” Continue reading

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Dying of Loneliness: Faith Without Works

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media A sermon on James 2:14-26 (25 minutes).

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The Story’s Told That Adam Jumped (But I’m Thinking That He Fell)

In our world, we have beauty and cruelty, hand in hand; wisdom and insanity, side by side. We have the glory of Bach coming out of Weimar, and the barbarity of Hitler coming out of the Weimar Republic. There is … Continue reading

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The Other Problem of Pain

C. S. Lewis’s book, The Problem of Pain, was published in 1940. In it, Lewis responds to an argument against the existence of God that goes something like this: An all-good God would not want his creatures to suffer; an … Continue reading

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