Are We Being Consistent with Sin?

[404 words] My son is in school at Bear Valley Bible Institute. He told me of a student that went to the president of the school with an idea that might be too controversial. The president okayed it because it raised a tremendous point. This student was to bring a lesson in one of his classes. Students are assigned to make new sermons and often deliver them in class for grades. This young man wanted to present a “new” way to sing and with a guitar. The class got terribly quiet. He said that he and one other student would...

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Daily Plodding

  [288 words] William James, psychologist and author, believed in “moral muscles.” He encouraged his patients to do at least one good deed every day, just to stay “morally fit.” He believed that a person becomes strong psychologically by resisting life’s small temptations and by doing deeds that an average person might otherwise find tedious, inconsequential, or even distasteful. To James, staying strong on the inside was related more to what one does than to what one thinks or says. James’ approach is a little like that of the mythological farm boy—a weakling who was ridiculed by all the other...

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