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The Scrupe Blog · 1M ago

Scrupulosity, pride, and how humility helps

C.S. Lewis wrote something which I think goes right to the core of religious obsessions: "Humility is not thinking less of oneself. It's about thinking of oneself less."That is Law, and as a...
The Scrupe Blog · 1M ago

"Sad alumni of the Church"

I wish I'd heard this talk by Dr. Ron Rosenbladt before I went looking for answers for some of the very experiences he describes in places where answers weren't to be found. But if you have ...
The Scrupe Blog · 1M ago

The only place you can run from God

Obsessions are not unbelief. They're a symptom of a medical condition. That said, existential trust (aka "faith") is finally the only answer to religious obsessions.I'm going to try not to g...
The Scrupe Blog · 1M ago

He has you covered

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regener...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

Scrupulosity: A Sonnet

This is a sonnet by a Scrupe Group member who has given permission for it to be shared here. It's his hope, and mine, that it will speak to you and perhaps for you as you strive to deal with...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

It's not just OCD. It's human nature

Martin Luther's opponents accused him of taking the easy way out when he proclaimed the message of Jesus and Paul that we are saved by grace through faith.  But faith, as Luther never tired ...
The Scrupe Blog · 4M ago

Get over yourself!

The Babylon Bee is a Christian satire site sort of similar to The Onion. Except, you know,  Christian. And this particular bit of satire is just what the OCD doctor ordered for scrupulous Ch...
The Scrupe Blog · 6M ago

"Don't Be Afraid!" A Sermon for Easter Morning

This is a few weeks late, but I thought it might be worth posting anyway. --REWThe Resurrection of our LordAnd they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized...
The Scrupe Blog · 6M ago

How we know that God doesn't speak to us through emotions

The issue isn't whether God CAN speak to us through emotions. He's God. He can do anything He wants. The issue is that, first, He hasn't promised to, and secondly, that since He is not the A...
The Scrupe Blog · 7M ago

Surely

Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no ...