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Articles by Stephen Witmer

Parents, You Can’t Build Heaven Here

Stephen Witmer
Parents, You Can’t Build Heaven Here
We’re called to parent our children toward eternity. It turns out to be remarkably difficult to keep our hearts fixed on God’s future new creation rather than attempting to seize that future in our present. Some of us expect our children to be heaven for us. Others expect to build heaven for them.
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Are You a Superstitious Calvinist?

Stephen Witmer
Are You a Superstitious Calvinist?

John Calvin uses a surprising term to describe our neglect of the doctrine of God’s providence in the course of our everyday lives. He calls it superstition.

Superstitious people wrongly attribute supernatural power to things that do not actually possess…

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Four Checks for Your Ebola Fears

Stephen Witmer
Four Checks for Your Ebola Fears
Having recently returned from a two-week ministry trip to Uganda, here’s the question I’ve been wrestling with: When does concern about Ebola become disobedience to Jesus’s command not to fear in Luke 12:4?
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Jesus Between the Criminals

Stephen Witmer
Jesus Between the Criminals

Crucifixion in the ancient world was intended to take as long as possible. No vital organs were damaged, so it took two or three days to die, often from shock or asphyxiation, as muscles used for breathing grew weak.

Luke…

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Eternity Changes Everything

Stephen Witmer
Eternity Changes Everything

All Christians go to heaven. But some leap and stride into paradise from their deathbeds — peaceful, confident, and happy. Others limp and shuffle — clinging, denying, and frightened. Why the difference?

In my experience, it’s what they know (or…

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