For the last few years I have written out a full manuscript of my sermons before I preach them and then have been able to post them here on my blog. However, this Sunday I preached my first sermon in a very long time without a manuscript and just an outline. So, in leu of […]
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Today we celebrated the life of Samson Charles Bidan. Here is the audio recording of my message I gave at the service. (To listen to the entire audio of the service, click here). To learn a little bit more about Samson, you can read my previous post about him and my response to the news of […]
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I don’t rightly understand how to process the death of a friend. Death has always been like lightning to me; something powerful but always viewed from a distance. I’ve heard about lightning strike right next to people, but never seen it. Likewise, I’ve heard about people losing immediate family, spouses, or close friends, but […]
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Two weeks ago my wife and I announced to our church that come this Fall, we would be leaving so that I could attend Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Last week we announced that we were also expecting our first child. Never a dull moment in the Sims house! We feel like we need […]
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The internet is a strange place. A friend of mine forwarded a blog post from a website that I have never been to before, asking if I would consider writing a response to it. The blog had the (all too common nowadays) provocative title “Hey Conservatives, The Bible Says When A Fetus is Alive – […]
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“The one essential condition of human existence is that man should always be able to bow down before something infinitely great. If men are deprived of the infinitely great, they will not go on living and will die of despair. The Infinite and the Eternal are as essential for man as the little planet on […]
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What is Christian Hedonism?
John Piper’s classic title, Christian Hedonism, has caused quite the stir in the church, ever since his first issue of Desiring God was released back in 1986. Here, Piper gives a synopsis of this beautiful theology.
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