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The Invitation To Love

Love. What is it? A quick Google search will produce several billion answers. Billion - with a B. Yet if you were to read through just a few of those websites, you would end up massively confused about this thing called love. It's an inexhaustible topic, love. Philosophers, musicians, poets, authors, and playwrights have tried to defined it for centuries, but each generation, unsatisfied with the answer, chases after love once again. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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5 Most Popular Posts of 2015

2015 has been a tough year for me, my family, and for my ministry, but despite the multiple surgeries and hospital visits, God has graciously allowed me to continue to write. By that same grace, PaulTripp.com saw more visitors in 2015 than any other year! Here were the 5 most popular posts from last year: 1. 23 Things That Love Is Here's a gospel-centered reminder about how to love, and you don't have to be romantically in love to find this list practical. Every healthy relationship... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, January 4, 2016
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Read This On Christmas Morning

I don't know what your family traditions are, but I would hope that the reading of the Word of God is included on the agenda for Christmas Day. If it's not, make 2015 the year to start a new tradition! The Scripture passage that you're about to read doesn't immediately come to mind as a Christmas passage, but it's one that should be included in every gathering. I'll explain why, but for now, take a moment and let the words sink in: Romans 8:31-39 "What then shall we say to these things?... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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A Violent Christmas

I don't know what emotions fill your heart when you think about the Christmas season, but I would hope that for most of you, Christmas is a joyous celebration filled with love and family and blessing. Every year my family gets together and we eat delicious meals and snack on tasty Christmas cookies. We watch classic movies, we give gifts, we share stories, and we celebrate what the Lord has done. Every year I thank God for the opportunity to relax and enjoy my family during the holiday, but... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, December 21, 2015
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Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

It's an amazing story, one that becomes no less amazing with every retelling: the King of Kings and Lord of Lords leaves the splendor of glory to come to a shattered earth to suffer and die for self-oriented rebels. The Messiah is not born in a palace, but in a stable. He lives his life as a pilgrim, denied a small luxury even animals enjoy - a home (see Matthew 8:20). He is despised and rejected, then subjected to a bloody and painful public crucifixion. Christ does all this intentionally... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, December 14, 2015
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Only One Black Friday

There was only one Black Friday. It was not the day after thanksgiving. It was not a day when self-oriented consumers bumped into climbed over pushed into screamed at and hated the other consumers who were in their way. No, all the action of the one Black Friday was on a hill of death outside the city where three souls hung on crosses, two criminals and the Messiah doing what he came to do and what the world was desperate for. That Friday the world went dark the Father turned... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, November 27, 2015
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How Thankful Are You?

Every day of your life, you can find reasons to complain. After all, you exist in a broken world, and life doesn't operate the way it was meant to. Family and friends will wrong you, good health will elude you, authority will exploit you, and so on and so forth. I'm not giving you a license to complain, not at all. I'm just saying that it's not very difficult for people to come up with a laundry list of reasons to complain. Simply listen to the conversations around you; there's a lot of... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, November 24, 2015
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My Birthday

Today is my birthday. Why am I writing a post about it? Well, not because I hope you log on to Amazon.com and rush me a gift (although Amazon's delivery system is quite efficient, if you're so inclined). No, today I simply want to share three things I'm reminded of with every passing birthday. 1. Count My Blessings I have walked with the Lord and studied his Word for many, many years, longer than I would like to admit. Over these years, I have gained a high level of biblical literacy and... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, November 12, 2015
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The Dude's Guide To Marriage

As a pastor and counselor, I have been exposed to many things that make my heart grieve. I'm sure you have experienced the same emotion, if you have tried in any capacity to love, serve and minister to sinful people living in a broken world. Sometimes this grief is short-lived and easily comforted, but other times, my grief is much deeper and long-lasting. Today I want to write about something that produces that latter type of grief, then recommend a resource from friends of mine which I... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, November 3, 2015
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The Christian Job Description

When I was a young seminary student, I had to read an extensive commentary by a Dutch theologian. I had never studied Dutch writing before, and I really struggled to understand the syntax. I asked an older student for help, and he directed me to an annotated outline of another theologian who had dissected the work of my Dutch theologian. But when I picked up this outline, I discovered it was longer and more complex than the original work I was studying! Keeping It Simple During my years... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, October 26, 2015
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