Author Archives: Randall Curtis

Mary and Martha: Summary and Conclusion

I finished the series on Mary and Martha as a sermon. It can be found on the sermon manuscript page.

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Adopt Your Pastor’s Kids! (They Need It…)

My friend Chap Bettis (formerly a pastor and now of The Apollos Project) has published a fantastic article on The Gospel Coalition website entitled How Churches Can Care for Their Pastor’s Children. As a pastor’s kid myself and as an … Continue reading

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Is Reading the Classics Worth It?

I love to read. I have enjoyed reading many a book considered by the world to be a “classic.” I have profited much by my forays into classical literature. However, I found myself in almost complete disagreement with a recent blog … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mortal Instruments: Book One, City of Bones

My brother got me hooked on fantasy fiction before it was as popular as it is today. Fantasy is a real mixed bag. Not only does it attract more than its share of low-quality authors, but it also has a … Continue reading

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Mary and Martha: A Conundrum of Contrasts, Part 2

Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) 38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and … Continue reading

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Mary and Martha: A Conundrum of Contrasts, Part 1

Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) 38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and … Continue reading

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Why Is Wisdom a Woman?

In Proverbs 8-9 Wisdom is personified as a woman. This makes for a beautiful poetic device, but the metaphor is so extensive that it appears to also carry some kind of meaning. In the context Wisdom is compared to the … Continue reading

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Is Doubt a Sign of Faith?

There is a strain in Christian thought that I have resisted for a long time: that doubt is a good thing. How can doubt possibly be a good thing? Verses like James 1:6 seem to imply that doubt is a … Continue reading

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