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When Others Treat You Badly

When other people treat us badly, or backstab us, or wrongly speak ill of us, how are we to respond? Jeremiah Burroughs, in The Rare Jewel of Contentment, answers that question by reminding us that, even when others mistreat us, it is no excuse for growing anxious, angry, or discontent. He says this: * * * … read more »

Counseling the Faint of Heart

A look at the greatness of our Savior God provides a necessary perspective for biblical help for fainthearted Christians (cf. Isaiah 9:6; 11:1; 28:29; 40:10–11). If you are going to be a pastor who practices caring, loving counsel, you need to be like your Savior. You are not going to just preach from the pulpit. … read more »

Top Ten Countdown: An Open Letter to TMS Alumni

During the final ten days of December, we will be posting our top ten articles from 2015. Today’s post came in at number 1. It was originally published in June 27. This article had more than 159,000 page views in English, and more than 12,000 page views in Spanish. * * * * * Dear Master’s Man, The … read more »

Top Ten Countdown: A Biblical Response to Homosexuality

During the final ten days of December, we will be posting our top ten articles from 2015. Today’s post came in at number 3. It was originally published on June 26. In light of the Supreme Court’s decision today, here are six articles from The Master’s Seminary Journal that address the issue of homosexuality from a biblical … read more »

Transforming Homosexuality

Book Review: Transforming Homosexuality: What the Bible Says About Sexual Orientation and Change, by Denny Burk & Heath Lambert (P & R Publishing, 2015) Perhaps no subject is more hotly debated in today’s society than the issue of homosexuality. This topic has dominated political debate and public discourse for much of the past decade, if … read more »

An Open Letter to TMS Alumni

Dear Master’s Man, The highest court in the land has passed its judgment. The headlines proclaim that a slim majority of Supreme Court justices considers freedom of sexual orientation a right for all Americans. This exchange of one set of values in favor of another does not come as a surprise to us who already … read more »

A Biblical Response to Homosexuality

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision today, here are six articles from The Master’s Seminary Journal that address the issue of homosexuality from a biblical perspective. 1. God’s Word on Homosexuality: The Truth about Sin and the Reality of Forgiveness Abstract: Through following a distorted meaning of “love,” some in the present day have condoned homosexual … read more »

When Others Mistreat You

When other people treat us badly, or backstab us, or wrongly speak ill of us, how are we to respond? Jeremiah Burroughs, in The Rare Jewel of Contentment, answers that question by reminding us that, even when others mistreat us, it is no excuse for growing anxious, angry, or discontent. He says this: * * * … read more »

Counseling the Fainthearted

A look at the greatness of our Savior God provides a necessary perspective for biblical help for fainthearted Christians (cf. Isaiah 9:6; 11:1; 28:29; 40:10–11). If you are going to be a pastor who practices caring, loving counsel, you need to be like your Savior. You are not going to just preach from the pulpit. … read more »