Tag Archive: Nick Batzig

Mar 09

Nick Batzig – Teachability

One of the great goals, to which each of us should aspire in our short lives, is that of becoming a teachable person. That statement sounds, at one and the same time, both noble and straightforward. However, a careful consideration of this subject leads us to conclude that it is commonly mischaracterized and misunderstood. Many …

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Feb 26

Nick Batzig – Keeping Short Accounts

My family moved to St. Simons Island, GA in 1989. I was 12 years old. One of the first things that I distinctly remember about that beautiful, little secluded Island was the fact that we could walk into a store, write our name on a ledger and walk out with just about whatever we wanted …

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Feb 18

Nick Batzig – 7 Ways to Care for Your Wife

In that extremely complex and, at times, hard to understand section of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, we come across the comparison between the married and the unmarried (1 Cor. 7). In short, the Apostle insists that marriage is good (and the norm) but that it brings with it a division of attention. …

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Jan 21

Nick Batzig – Sinful Anger: Its Cause and Cure

Pride fuels self-righteousness, self-righteousness fuels sinful anger and sinful anger fuels destructive thoughts, words and actions. Who among us has not known what it is to have sinful anger in our hearts? Who among us has not harbored a sinful longing for ill-will or revenge toward one who has hurt us–even if only momentarily? This …

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Dec 23

Nick Batzig – A Year-End Self-Examination

As we approach the end of another year, it would do us good to step back and engage in a bit of self-examination. To borrow and adapt a saying of Socrates, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” The Apostle Paul, charged believers with the following admonitions to self-examination: “Let a man examine himself” (1 …

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Nov 16

Nick Batzig – A Biblical Theology of Clouds

Everyone loves a sunny day; and, everyone hates a cloudy day, right? After all, we have a singular medical classification for the negative effects of cloudy days on the human psyche. We tend to speak of the beauty of any given day in relation to how much of the sun and sky we are able …

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Oct 16

Nick Batzig – Desiring to Rule Over Genesis 3:16

There are a number of reasons why I have been following with great interest the debate over the ESV’s recent change of translation of Genesis 3:16 (see this and this). First, it is clear that the complementation debate will necessarily push exegetical considerations to the forefront of disagreements (something for which we should all be …

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Oct 06

Nick Batzig – When the Saints Go Marching In

In light of the news about the Roman Catholic canonization of two Popes and the canonization of Mother Teresa, it is vital for Christians to understand what the Scriptures teach about sainthood. There are certain topics that I am reticent to write about — sainthood is not one of them. This is not because I …

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Sep 20

Nick Batzig – 18 Marks of Gospel-Produced Humility

On December 24, 2004, I proposed to my wife. That same night, she gave me a small, antiquarian book that she had bought for me from a bookseller in England. I’m pretty sure it’s the only book that she ever bought me (since I did such a fine job of spending all of our money …

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Sep 14

Nick Batzig – Making Changes in a Church

No one likes change. Change frequently becomes a platform for anxiety in an individual’s life. We all like routine. Knowing what to expect makes us feel safe and offers us the comfort of seeming stability. Yet, change is inevitable. We are changing creatures in a changing world. Things are either changing for the worst or …

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