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Turning Fifty and Still Fighting for Faith

Turning Fifty and Still Fighting for Faith

Jon Bloom
As I help lead the vanguard of Generation X into our sixth decade in the race of faith, with the rhythm of my feet upon the pavement and through some fatigue, I’m preaching to myself, “There’s sufficient grace to endure the race.”
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How Should Christians Comment Online?

How Should Christians Comment Online?

Jon Bloom
The Internet has given everyone an opportunity to express their opinion about everything all of the time. How we comment on articles or social media posts says a lot about us and about what we believe. Jon Bloom offers seven pieces of advice from the Bible for giving grace online.
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Do Not Underestimate a Defeated Devil

Do Not Underestimate a Defeated Devil

Jon Bloom
We think we know what’s going on. But often we barely have a clue. Scripture teaches us that what we see happening in the world is only part of the story. There’s a whole dimension to reality that wields a…
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You Don’t Have to Plan Everything

You Don’t Have to Plan Everything

Jon Bloom
God doesn’t want you to plan everything. Don’t get me wrong. Planning is a beautiful thing. God is a magnificent planner — in the bigness of the universe and the smallest molecules. Many things in life simply do not happen…
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Loving and Celebrating a Defective Nation

Loving and Celebrating a Defective Nation

Jon Bloom
July 4th is the day we Americans set aside to celebrate the birth of our nation, the ideals it represents, and the freedoms we enjoy. But for many American Christians, the recent Supreme Court ruling will hang like a dark…
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God’s Purpose for the Supreme Court — And Everything Else

God’s Purpose for the Supreme Court — And Everything Else

Jon Bloom
God is gathering his people from every corner of the globe. Regardless of what we face or experience in this life, this is what history is all about, from beginning to the very end. And no one can stop him — not even the Supreme Court.
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Breaking Free from the Spell of Fantasy

Breaking Free from the Spell of Fantasy

Jon Bloom
Evil fantasy presents itself as a delectable delight. But it is not. It is an argument to be destroyed, not a sweet apple to be eaten. Believing this — really believing this — is the key to breaking free from fantasy’s enchantment.
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How to Complain Without Grumbling

How to Complain Without Grumbling

Jon Bloom
The psalms of lament give inspired voice to our troubled souls. They model for us how to complain to God in a way that honors him. And they are themselves expressions of God’s merciful care for us.
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Where Real Courage Comes From

Where Real Courage Comes From

Jon Bloom
Where does courage come from? And how do you get it when you need it, when some fear towers over you and threatens you, and you feel like cowering and fleeing into some cave of protection? For an answer, let’s…
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Give the Word Time to Work

Give the Word Time to Work

Jon Bloom
Being transformed by the Bible is rarely a quick and simple process. It requires time, meditation, and humility. Sometimes, we need to be willing to slow down and even stop over the text if we want to see change come in our heart and life.
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How Should We Respond to Caitlyn Jenner?

How Should We Respond to Caitlyn Jenner?

Jon Bloom
Pray for Jenner, that God will send to him one or two who will speak the truth of the gospel with Christ-like love and that he will have ears to hear. Jenner’s hope is that “as soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.” But we know he will not be free.
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Dear Graduate

Dear Graduate

Jon Bloom
A significant journey is ending for you. No doubt you are eager to get going on the next one. But go ahead, savor the moment. Such clear rites of passage don’t come often in life. Here are four pieces of advice as you look to what’s ahead.
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Conflicts: Our Laboratories of Love

Conflicts: Our Laboratories of Love

Jon Bloom
Seven sinners live together in our home. We are middle-age, teenage, and pre-teen sinners who each have the sin-nature’s assumption that we are playing the lead role in the drama of existence...
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When God Mercifully Ruins Our Plans

When God Mercifully Ruins Our Plans

Jon Bloom
There is no real gain in making our name known. That’s Philippians 3:8 rubbish. The only real gain is Christ. So God mercifully thwarts our pride-fueled plans in order to make us truly happy.
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We Must Not Do Nothing

We Must Not Do Nothing

Jon Bloom
Americans, remember with appropriate gratitude this Memorial Day the military deaths that purchased your freedoms. But Christians, don’t remember your imprisoned and mistreated brothers and sisters like Americans remember their war dead.
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Christian, Your Job Is a Ministry Job

Christian, Your Job Is a Ministry Job

Jon Bloom
Many Christians struggle with the sense that vocational ministry jobs are more “sacred” or “spiritual” than other jobs. Our terminology probably isn’t helpful: non-ministry jobs are often called “secular” jobs, which would seem to connote that they are less spiritual…
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Four Ways to Fight the Fear of Missing Out

Four Ways to Fight the Fear of Missing Out

Jon Bloom
The Thing. It’s a strange thing, because it’s there and not there at the same time. What I’m talking about is The Thing that you don’t have that you think you need in order to be happy. And you know…
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You Are God’s Workmanship

You Are God’s Workmanship

Jon Bloom
You are a piece of work — God’s work. When Paul says that you are God’s “workmanship,” don’t think of your clunky seventh grade shop class project, think of The Odyssey, Beowulf, The Divine Comedy, Paradise Lost, or The Faerie Queen, great works of epic poetry.
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Don’t Let Pride Steal Your Joy

Don’t Let Pride Steal Your Joy

Jon Bloom
The damned lie of pride is that it promises us happiness through God-usurping self-exaltation, which turns out to be the very thing that kills our happiness. The more highly we think of ourselves, the smaller our capacity for wonder and worship over what is most worthy.
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Nothing Left to Hide

Nothing Left to Hide

Jon Bloom
God wants us to be sincere. He makes this point very clear. He wants us to have a “sincere heart” (Ephesians 6:5), a “sincere mind” (2 Peter 3:1), a “sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5), a “sincere wisdom” (James 3:17), a…
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Why God’s Will Isn’t Always Clear

Why God’s Will Isn’t Always Clear

Jon Bloom
God places a higher priority on our being transformed than our being informed — in order that we will be conformed to the image of Jesus.
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You Have Just Enough Time

You Have Just Enough Time

Jon Bloom
“I don’t have enough time.” I have said this countless times over the years. I have thought it many times more than I’ve said it. But I have not ever seriously considered that thinking or speaking this way reflected poorly…
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Free Yourself from Divided Interests

Free Yourself from Divided Interests

Jon Bloom
We get one breath to live on earth. How we live matters. And soon this world’s present form will pass away. Let us live lean and travel light in order to pursue a devotion to the Lord as undivided as possible.
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You Will Change the World

You Will Change the World

Jon Bloom
Have you ever wished you could do something that would change the world? Your wish has been granted. Are you tempted to think that your obscure, little life will leave no mark on the world? You have no idea how…
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