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The Only Black Friday Saving You Need

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 23, 2018

My Story of Sickness

My new book, Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense is available on PaulTripp.com as a: Hardcover Book eBook Bundle Audiobook Download Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, October 22, 2018

The Doctrine of Holiness

There's a significant difference between my two-year-old granddaughter and me. Yes, I'm taller and older and able to support myself, but it's something more profound. She demonstrates this difference every time we're together. My granddaughter will make me sit down in a chair so she can serve me tea and a sandwich. When she delivers my order, the cup is empty and the plate has no food on it. But here's the amazing thing: my granddaughter has the ability to see both the... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, September 10, 2018

The Doctrine of Glory

I will never forget that evening. I can't think of a moment when I was more blown away by a musical composition. I don't recall the composer or the conductor, but I was at a performance played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. My ticket put me in the first row and it was worth it. The music was powerful, foreboding, amazing, haunting, compelling, and glorious, all at the same time. There were moments when I wished this night would never end, and moments when I wanted to get up... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, August 20, 2018

The Doctrine of Existence

It's the most significant reality in the universe. It's the glue that holds every aspect of theology together. It's the place where the content of Scripture finds both its rationality and its reliability. This doctrine provides vital information for the scientist, the psychologist, the mathematician, the business executive, the educator, the physician, the politician, and the plumber. You either recognize it as true and humbly submit your life to its foundational implications, or... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Doctrine of Creation

In my inaugural piece for this series, I wrote about the general importance of doctrine: what it is, what it does, and why it matters. Now that we've laid the foundation, we'll unpack one doctrine at a time and examine the impact each one specifically has. It only makes sense to start with the first doctrine revealed to us in Scripture: the Doctrine of Creation. Questions Of Faith Let me start with a personal story, because I suspect that what I grappled with is not unlike... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Friday, July 13, 2018

The Importance of Doctrine

"Daddy, did God make telephone poles?" It was another one of those endless and seemingly unimportant questions that a kid will ask at the end of a long day that makes a parent go slightly insane. Luella and I had been teaching our children that God created the world and everything in it, and as our family drove to Burger King, my son looked out the window at the telephone poles that lined the street, mulling over the "doctrine of creation" in his little brain. Justin... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, July 2, 2018

My Confession: Toward A More Balanced Gospel

I am writing today, on the day following the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., because I have a humbling confession to make. For all of my passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ, which has been accurate and faithful to the best of my ability, the gospel that I have held so dear has been, in reality, a truncated and incomplete gospel. If you know me, you know that I have invested my life and ministry in teaching, preaching, and writing about the gospel. I... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Lesser Known Joseph

There are two very famous men in Scripture who share the name Joseph. There's the Old Testament Joseph, the great savior of the nation of Israel, whose amazing story from abandoned brother to Egyptian lord is chronicled in Genesis. Then there's the New Testament Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, who believed in the angel's report and became the guardian of the young Messiah. But there's a third Joseph, often overlooked because of the drama of the moment onto which he stepped.... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Monday, March 26, 2018

Make The Most Of Your Christmas Tree

  Download This Video It was always an exciting time for our children. They would hound me about when it was going to happen, and they would commiserate with one another about how big it would be this year. We would load them into the car and go to the place we always went to pick out our family Christmas tree. Of course, everyone would have an opinion, but finally we would make a decision, tie the tree to the roof of our car and make our way home. That night we would decorate... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Thursday, December 21, 2017