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A Little Conversation That Turned Ugly

It was one of those conversations you want to take back. It was one of those conversations when you go where your desires and emotions are leading you. It was one of those conversations when you know you should stop or walk away but feel you can’t. It was one of those conversations when afterward you are confronted with the sin that still lives inside you. Can you relate? It wasn’t a big deal in one way. Just a small conversation that had turned a bit ugly. It wasn’t a... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 25, 2018

When The Saints Go Marching In

The fourth and final identity in our series is that of saint. Remember, we can’t properly understand what this life is about and what we’re supposed to do unless we first know who we are. “I am” always precedes and determines “I will.” By better understanding who we are, we can better understand how to act in the situations, locations, and relationships of everyday life. So who are we? Creature. Sinner. Sufferer. Saint. Identity #4 - Saint ... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Everybody Hurts

You live in a terribly broken world. The evidence is all around you. Every day you awake to a world that is groaning, eagerly awaiting redemption (see Romans 8:18-23). You probably don’t need me to remind you of this reality, but everybody hurts. If you’re not hurting now, you’ve hurt in the past. If you’re not hurting now, you’re near someone who is. And if you’re not hurting now, you will someday. Therefore, in addition to being a creature and a... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Create In Me A Clean Heart

Last week I introduced the first of four foundational identities that we need to embrace – that of creature. We are God’s idea, we reflect his design, we exist for his purpose, and we have been commissioned to do his will. It will be a struggle to submit to the law of the Creator, but when we do, we will experience safety, freedom, and joy inside the good and wise boundaries that God has defined for us. The second foundational identity will be equally as hard to... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, July 4, 2018

All Creatures Of Our God and King

“You’re not my daddy,” she said as she laughed to herself. “You’re my grandpa.” Trying to get my attention, my three-year-old granddaughter inadvertently called me “Daddy.” After catching her mistake, she found it humorous that she would confuse her father’s father with her own father. It was a cute moment, but it was an amazing moment. With only three years of total life experience, this little human being was beginning to shape her... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Living Your Best Life

There’s no shortage of self-help literature and social media posts teaching us how to live our best life. The Bible does the same. Although, instead of helping to make the most of us, God’s Word provides us with a roadmap to live our best, God-glorifying life right here, right now. This God-glorifying “best life” never happens by accident; it is never the path of least resistance. It requires intentionality, and constantly reminding yourself of these Biblical... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ministry Is Life And Life Is Ministry

If you are living in a broken world as a sinner among sinners, then every situation, location, and relationship you encounter requires ministry. What is ministry? It’s not just the calling of the paid professionals, nor limited to scheduled activities on your calendar. In biblical terms, ministry is not about a time, a place, or a job description. It is a heartfelt willingness to respond to the spiritual need that God puts in your path, anytime, anyplace. This certainly includes... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Jesus And Me" Christianity

Are you living a spiritually isolated life? How many of your fellow Christians are truly aware of the major areas of difficulty and temptation in your life? How many authentic and helpful conversations have you had recently about these areas? Inside the body of Christ, which is meant to be the most honest community on earth, many of us exist in a network of surface-level relationships. We live with the delusion that we know one another, but we really don’t. We call our easygoing,... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Why You Can And Should Do Something

Last week I told a story about three ordinary teenage boys who took gospel-centered action in the face of an unbiblical status quo happening at their high school. What motivated them to act? And why are we tempted to do nothing? There is bad theology and good theology that either keeps us sidelined or spurs us on to do something. I’m Too Busy … or … God Has Called Us To Be The Light Of The World One reason we remain passive is because we ease our guilty... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Three Teenage Boys Who Did Something

When you look at a 16-year-old, what are your hopes and expectations for them? Go to school, do your homework, and please avoid the typical teenage temptations and errors? I knew three teenage boys who were different. They were about to forever change their surroundings because they refused to be passive in the face of wrong. The boys were attending a large and well-known Christian school that had been around for years. But there were problems in the school as never before. The student... Read More
Posted by Benjamin Fallon at Wednesday, May 23, 2018