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Of David, My Friend - Paul Tripp's Tribute To David Powlison

My mentor, colleague, and friend, David Powlison, is gone, now home with the One whose love consumed his heart. There are times when words fail to capture the profound impact that one man could have on another. The mind scans the years as the heart struggles to accept the reality that one so significant has gone on. I first met David Powlison as a doctoral student at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1985. He taught a course on the dynamics of the spiritual life that modeled the wise... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Saturday, June 8, 2019
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8 Blessings Of Studying Your Bible

This post is sponsored by Logos Bible Software Between the "already" of your conversion and the "not yet" of your final home going, few things are more important in the Christian life than a practical and functional level of biblical literacy. One of the Father's most important gifts to his children in the here and now is the gift of his Word, and we simply won't be what God has called us to be and consistently do what God has commanded us to do without an... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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A New Year Flips Over

A new year flips over but not new still between already and not yet still grappling with sin within brokenness without still living as an alien still longing for home still facing temptation's draw still hearing the Tempter's whisper still grappling with weakness of body and fickleness of heart still hoping for what could be still disappointed by what is. A new year flips over but not new still the same King rules and reigns still the same Savior pouring out... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Tuesday, January 1, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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