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Articles by Phillip Holmes

Love the Racist, Confront the Sin

Phillip Holmes
Love the Racist, Confront the Sin
If we’re serious about fighting the sin of ethnic partiality, also known as racism, in the church, we must readily address it locally and privately.
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More Tough Skin and Tender Hearts

Phillip Holmes
More Tough Skin and Tender Hearts
Over the years I’ve learned that the conversation is complicated and how we view the world and ourselves can radically shape how we engage one another.
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You Can’t Passively Kill Sin

Phillip Holmes
You Can’t Passively Kill Sin
Time doesn’t kill sin. If you make peace with your sin and hope that time or age kills it, it will only grow more twisted and perverted.
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A Safe Place for Sexual Sinners

Phillip Holmes
A Safe Place for Sexual Sinners
There is no ideal church specifically for sexual sinners. But there is an ideal church for sinners. It’s a safe place to confess and repent.
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Top 15 Articles of 2015

Phillip Holmes
Top 15 Articles of 2015

This has been an amazing year for Desiring God. God has been extremely gracious to us as we continue to aim to make the glory of God and the goodness of joy the foundation and flavor of everything we do…

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Phillip Holmes
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
The gospel is good news for us, not angels; yet they rejoice and worship as if they were the ones experiencing this peculiar good of our merciful God.
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Should Evangelicals Evolve on Homosexuality?

Phillip Holmes
Should Evangelicals Evolve on Homosexuality?
While acceptance of homosexuality may be a growing trend among professing evangelicals, still the majority of Bible-believers simply are not convinced.
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One Voice on Christian Social Media

Phillip Holmes
One Voice on Christian Social Media
Rosaria Butterfield reminds us that love and boldness are crucial and inseparable as we engage the culture with the hard truths of Scripture.
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Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All

Phillip Holmes
Justice Without Facts Is No Justice at All
With a short video of Laquan McDonald’s death, more of the facts have finally been released in Chicago. In Minneapolis, with another black man dead and several more shot, we’re left waiting for more information. How should we respond to perceived injustice from those who should be enforcing justice?
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God’s Grace Is Mind-Blowing

Phillip Holmes
God’s Grace Is Mind-Blowing
As our hatred for and awareness of our sin increases, we desperately need a biblical view of the grace of God. We need the Scriptures to paint a clear picture of who God is and how much he loves us in Christ Jesus.
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A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven

Phillip Holmes
A Marriage Leaning on Jesus and Longing for Heaven
Ian and Larissa’s love, devotion, and respect for one another is a fresh reminder that we must look beyond ourselves in order to truly love someone. As I reviewed their story, I was reminded that in order to love and sacrifice, I must cling to the one who first loved and sacrificed on my behalf.
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Single You Will Be the Married You

Phillip Holmes
Single You Will Be the Married You
If you think marriage will miraculously transform you, that married you will suddenly be a holier version of single you, you could not have been more wrong.
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Only Christ Can Truly Satisfy

Phillip Holmes
Only Christ Can Truly Satisfy
We were designed for more than the trivial pursuit of pleasure. The hard truth is that we will never find relief if we continue to seek it through possessions or through people. Christ alone can provide the satisfaction and joy we so desperately seek.
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Broken But Grateful

Phillip Holmes
Broken But Grateful
The dazed driver attempted to start the engine, and Aaron ran for cover, fearing that the truck would explode. He ran towards what he thought was a median, but because he was unfamiliar with the area, and it was dark, he instead jumped in a ravine. His life would never be the same.
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Enter with Eagerness and Expectancy

Phillip Holmes
Enter with Eagerness and Expectancy
For many Christians, the routine of Sunday worship has become mundane and monotonous. But the Lord’s Day is quite the opposite. It’s supernatural and exciting. This is a habit of grace, not to bore or burden us, but for our good. We should enter with eagerness and expectancy.
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Five Lessons for Serial Daters

Phillip Holmes
Five Lessons for Serial Daters
I was a serial dater — one who dates a lot of people in a short span of time. Here are five lessons I learned for serial daters like me.
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Change You Can Believe In

Phillip Holmes
Change You Can Believe In
I’m not calling for political apathy. That is irresponsible. Christians desperately need a biblical view of government and a just society. Instead, I’m calling for believers to cast their anxieties about the immorality of society on Jesus and be on mission in their neighborhoods and cities.
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True Faith Will Make You a Fighter

Phillip Holmes
True Faith Will Make You a Fighter
The doctrine of perseverance doesn’t just promise the believer’s survival — it guarantees that Christians will fight until the end.
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Don’t Waste Death

Phillip Holmes
Don’t Waste Death
This Saturday, we’re burying DeAndre — a father, brother, uncle, and cousin. He will be greatly missed. His death reminded me of a hard truth: Death shouldn’t be wasted.
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God Is Stronger Than Your Stubbornness

Phillip Holmes
God Is Stronger Than Your Stubbornness
What was it that changed your heart from unbelief to faith in Jesus? It’s remarkable to ask Christians that question and see how eager they are to give God the glory, not self. Which is a very good instinct.
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Five Ways We Fight for Children

Phillip Holmes
Five Ways We Fight for Children
It’s one thing to protest external problems like Planned Parenthood for what it truly is. It’s another to look internally and ask how we can protest with the way we live our lives. Protesting online is easy, but protesting with our lives will demand more of us.
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She Is Me

Phillip Holmes
She Is Me
I hadn’t loved my wife as if she was a member of my own body. I failed to even aspire to love her as Christ does the church, his body.
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You Can’t Serve God and Entertainment

Phillip Holmes
You Can’t Serve God and Entertainment

You love entertainment. On-demand streaming, live television, video-sharing websites, and social media are all at your fingertips. Your ability to access entertainment swiftly and effortlessly has encroached on every aspect of your life. Research recently revealed that you’re tempted to…

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What Is the Highest Good?

Phillip Holmes
What Is the Highest Good?
While all Christians have said that God is good, often we miss the fact that God is himself our highest good. And even if we acknowledge this to be true, we seldom pursue God like it is.
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Pray for Ferguson

Phillip Holmes
Pray for Ferguson
It’s hard to know how to respond to everything we see in the 24-hour news cycle. News, commentaries, social media, and television report hundreds of injustices (and thousands still go unreported). How do we choose which ones to engage?
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